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  • Writer's pictureGeoff Nienstedt

Advantages of Flatbed Towing


Flatbed towing is where a vehicle is transported on a flatbed truck rather than being towed with its wheels on the ground which offer several advantages:

  • Reduced Wear and Tear: Flatbed towing eliminates wear and tear on the towed vehicle's tires, transmission, and other components since the vehicle is completely off the ground during transport. This can be particularly beneficial for vehicles with complex transmission systems or those that are not meant to be towed with wheels on the ground.

  • Safer Transport: Vehicles are securely strapped onto the flatbed, reducing the risk of damage from road debris, potholes, or other hazards encountered during transport. This method also minimizes the risk of accidents that can occur with traditional towing methods, such as swaying or fishtailing.

  • Versatility: Flatbed towing can accommodate a wide range of vehicles, including those with low ground clearance, all-wheel drive, or damaged wheels. This makes it suitable for transporting sports cars, luxury vehicles, classic cars, and even motorcycles safely and securely.

  • Convenience: Flatbed towing is often preferred for long-distance transport or when towing vehicles to remote or rugged areas where traditional towing methods may be impractical or risky. Additionally, it's easier to load and unload vehicles onto a flatbed compared to using dollies or other towing equipment.

  • Protection from Damage: Since the entire vehicle is lifted onto the flatbed, there's less risk of damage to the body, frame, or drivetrain components compared to traditional towing methods where only certain wheels are lifted off the ground.

  • Compliance with Regulations: In some jurisdictions, flatbed towing may be required by law for certain types of vehicles or under specific circumstances, such as towing a vehicle with all four wheels off the ground to comply with parking regulations or towing regulations on certain roads.


Overall, flatbed towing offers a safer, more secure, and more versatile method of transporting vehicles compared to traditional towing methods, making it a preferred choice for many towing companies and vehicle owners alike. Roadrunner Towing has both options for your towing needs. Thank you for taking the time to read our blog today. Stay safe out there our friends. 



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