STEP DECK TRAILER LENGTH
The standard length of a Step Deck is usually about 37’on the bottom deck, and 15′ on the top. This allows for movers to drive a tractor or large wheeled/tracked vehicle up onto the bottom deck. Then they may load a partial-load on the top, depending on the overall weight.
STEP DECK WIDTH
Allowed width for your freight is 8’6″ in most every state unless you have a permit for going wider. Depending on the permit type, some varying degree of an overhang is allowed. These requirements and restrictions are state-dependent, so check with our specialists about your load.
STEP DECK WEIGHT
The weight allowance for a Step Deck is the same as the weight allowance for a Standard Flatbed, which is usually between 48,000 – 53,000 pounds. This depends on the newness and materials the trailer was manufactured with.
STEP DECK LEGAL SHIPMENT HEIGHT
The most important difference between a Standard Flatbed and a Step Deck is that it allows greater height. The standard height allowed for a Step Deck is 11′. But the rule of thumb is 6″ of clearance. This makes 10’6″ the normal height restriction on the step deck. This is about 2 feet of extra clearance without the need for a permit. This is an ideal choice for higher shipments such as tractors, different types of machinery, and anything that’s over 9′ tall.