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Flatbed truck

Part of a tunnel boring machine on a flatbed truck after its operation in Cologne, "Nord-Süd-Bahn" (subway).
Onward transportation of the large transformer by road to the electricity substation in Germany.

A flatbed truck (or flatbed lorry in British English) is a type of truck which can be either articulated or rigid. As the name suggests, it has an entirely flat, level 'bed' body with no sides or roof. This allows for quick and easy loading of goods, and consequently they are used to transport heavy loads that are not delicate or vulnerable to precipitation, such as construction equipment, and also for abnormal loads that require more space than is available on a closed body.

Railway flatbeds

Railways also employ flatbed trucks in engineering trains and freight

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