Your flatbed trailer can haul a lot of stuff, but unless it's outfitted with a retractable tarp system you are missing out on opportunities. Here are just a few reasons to invest in a retractable tarp system for your flatbed trailer:

1. Protect Your Stuff From the Elements

No matter what you transport on your flatbed trailer, it is sure to be compromised if you are traveling in rainy weather or when high winds are in action. So whether you are carrying produce for a customer, delivering furniture, or transporting hay for a farm, you need to be able to protect your haul from the outdoor elements when necessary. Luckily, a retractable tarp will protect just about anything you want to transport on your flatbed trailer.

In fact, a tarp system will turn your flatbed trailer into a box trailer and make it easier to transport stackable cargo like logs and trees because you won't have to worry about spending a lot of time tieing everything down with ropes and line systems. Your tarp system will hold everything in and minimize the risk of accidentally dumping a load while you are on the road.

2. Expand Your Transport Options

Investing in a retractable tarp system for your flatbed trailer will allow you to expand your transport options and serve more customers as time goes on, which means more profits for you when all is said and done. You could carry anything from crates of antiques to loads of fragile eggs when you can completely cover the items with a tarp system.

You can carry all of the things a closed-in box trailer can carry—even items that need to be refrigerated. Just hook a refrigeration system up to your trailer and enclosed the trailer with your tarp system. Within just a few minutes, you'll be able to maintain temperatures that will keep milk, meat, and frozen items fresh until they reach their destinations.

3. Stand Out in Your Community

A retractable tarp system will also help you stand out from the competition within your community. You can hang banners on the tarp walls to promote your brand and services, and you can open the tarp system and decorate it to turn your trailer into a float for Christmas parades. You could also use the interior space of your trailer to create a makeshift kitchen when the tarp system is activated so you can sell muffins or other treats at fundraising events in your community.