Specialty Equipment

Flatbed, step decks, reefer freight, and dry vans are all part of specialty equipment as they are all uniquely suited for specific freight.  Arrangements for any other hazardous material that may need hauling works under this category including unusually shaped objects. Specialty equipment is designed for the purpose of handling all your unlikely cargo with special planning and arrangement. This allows us to handle all kinds of logistics that may come your way.

Load Tracking.

We understand that knowing and keeping an eye on your shipment’s progress eases some worry and keeps you in the loop. With this in mind, we have a tracking system that helps you do just that. You’ll know the progress as soon as we do. There is GPS technology that keeps you up to date with weather alerts, delivery notifications and real-time ETS’s. There’s also instant communication with the driver and all relevant load information in real time such as reefer temperature and load weight.

Industry Best Tare Weight. Haul More Freight

This shipping method involves securing freight to the bed of a trailer. You can move cargo that’s less than a truckload or cargo that cannot fit in a container with this service. The flatbed is 48 ft long, 8.6 ft wide and can handle 48000 lbs  (21772 kgs). It can be loaded or unloaded using a crane from any side! The freight is secured but exposed to the elements. Despite this setback, most inorganic cargo can be safely transported this way, from over-size loads and heavy Haul trucks to construction material and sturdy, stackable wares.

Step Decks

This service provides a larger space and headroom compared to a regular dry van or flatbed freight. It’s just as versatile as the flatbed but lowered to accommodate taller cargo with ease. It’s 48 ft long, 8.6 ft wide and can take 48000 lbs (21772 kgs). Step decks can be enclosed or open, but the maximum height for the both is 13.6 ft. This type of trailer works conveniently for heavy equipment hauling for the lowered step that adds height but can still transport other cargo. Cargo is exposed in open deck step trailers but securely strapped down ensuring nothing gets lost or damaged en route.

Refrigerated or Reefer Freights.

We tailored this method for items that require a temperature-controlled environment. They range from large ice-cream trucks to large containers carrying perishable goods. They are usually kept cool by using liquid Carbon Dioxide or dry ice. The process is used to minimize the moisture within the truck which might damage some cargo. It’s ideal for frozen or refrigerated cargo such as agricultural produce, i.e., fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats and seafood; pharmaceutical products and personal care products. However, it is not limited to those mentioned. Quick loading and unloading procedures ensure that the freshness and integrity of the products are intact until they reach their destination.

Dry Van Freights

This is the most common shipping method. It is a large metal container that is attached to a trailer. There is no temperature control or refrigeration available inside. Despite this, it’s still very versatile. It can be used to haul LTL freight or quite a lot of cargo, with proper organization. It protects contents well from the elements, theft or any other potential damage. Dry van freights are fast which is preferable for people with products that need quick delivery.

Milestone Corporation – Freight Brokerage


  • 5250 N Park Place # 205, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

  • 319-377-7400

  • loads@milestonecorp.biz