Flatbed | Haul & Tow Equipment Requirements

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TRUCK 

  • TRUCK – Presentable 1 ton dually or larger
  • INSURANCE – $1,000,000 Unladen Liability Policy (Minimum)
  • TRUCK REGISTRATION AND CAB CARD – IRP plate required – Horizon can provide, please contact Compliance
  • PRINTER – (Compatible to print for phone/tablet) for daily logs and paperwork
  • MIRRORS – Mirror’s that enable a driver to see when pulling a 102-inch wide unit. Mirrors that extend or have mirror extensions
  • BRAKE CONTROLLER –Brake control device must be mounted in the cab and fully functional
  • FIRE EXTINGUISHER – The fire extinguisher must be mounted and readily accessible.  Most DOT interpret this to mean that you have to be able to reach it while in the driver’s seat.
  • TRIANGLES – 3 Warning triangles or Flares
  • Window Tint – Minimum 70 percent visibility rating installed on the front side windows
  • FIFTH WHEEL HITCH – The 5thwheel hitch must be at least a 24k rated hitch and must be mounted to the frame with the proper mounting kit. When your truck is not loaded the 5thwheel height should be 44-46” high.
  • DOT INSPECTION – Each driver is required to have a current DOT inspection completed on the truck. They must also carry a copy of the current inspection inside the truck.
  • SCALE TICKET – Actual weight of Truck alone
  • GVWR – GVWR sticker in the driver’s door jam
  • FUSES – A full complement of spare fuses for truck.
  • EZ PASS TRANSPONDER – Purchased on the EZPass website by state
  • TRUCK BED – Any pick-up truck MUST have the bed DELETED and replaced with wheel fenders and full mud-flaps per DOT regulations
  • PLUGS – Truck must have Seven-Prong electric plug receiver and a Forklift Plug.

 

TRAILER

  • DOT INSPECTION – Each driver is required to have a current DOT inspection completed on the trailer. They must also carry a copy of the current inspection inside the truck. *
  • DECK – Equipped with Center rail, and ramps. Deck height must not exceed 36”. *
  • PLUGS – Trailer must have a Seven-Prong electric plug and a Forklift Plug receiver. *
  • WINCH – Minimum 9,000lb mounted to the trailer. *
  • 3 BALL STANDS – Must have 2” 5/16 and 2” balls and pin into the center rail. *
  • STRAPS & RATCHETS – Minimum of 12 DOT compliant sets ( to secure 3 four wheeled vehicles) *
  • MUDFLAPS – Trailer must have full set mud-flaps behind rear tires. *
  • FUSES  – Backup fuses for any fuses needed to operate equipment (i.e. Brakes) on the trailer

 

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • PORTABLE JUMP BOX
  • EXTRA LOCKING PINS AND COTTAR PINS
  • SMALL RATCHET STRAPS AND BUNGIE CORDS
  • PIECE OF 6X6 LUMBER  – 12 to 14” long (used to transport wrecked cars missing wheels)
  • RAMP EXTENDERS – 2”X10” Lumber, 2 each that are 2’, 3’, and 4’ long (used to extend ramps and level truck/trailer for loading/unloading)

* indicates item comes with a new trailer

Haul & Tow

 

TRUCK 

  • MIRRORS – Mirror’s that enable a driver to see when pulling a 102 inch wide unit. Mirrors that extend or have mirror extensions
  • TRUCK – Presentable 2 ton truck or larger
  • INSURANCE – $1,000,000 Unladen Liability Policy (Minimum)
  • TRUCK REGISTRATION AND CAB CARD – IRP plate required – Horizon can provide, please contact Compliance
  • PRINTER – (Compatible to print for phone/tablet) for daily logs and paperwork
  • BRAKE CONTROLLER – Brake control device must be mounted in the cab and fully functional
  • FIRE EXTINGUISHER – The fire extinguisher must be mounted and readily accessible.  Most DOT interpret this to mean that you have to be able to reach it while in the driver’s seat.
  • TRIANGLES – 3 Warning triangles or Flares
  • Window Tint – Minimum 70 percent visibility rating installed on the front side windows
  • DOT INSPECTION – Each driver is required to have a current DOT inspection completed on the truck. They must also carry a copy of the current inspection inside the truck.
  • GVWR – GVWR sticker in the driver’s door jam
  • FUSES – A full complement of spare fuses for the truck.
  • EZ PASS TRANSPONDER – Purchased on EZPass website by state
  • PLUGS – Truck must have Seven-Prong electric plug receiver
  • DECK – Equipped with Center rail, and ramps. Deck height must not exceed 36”.
  • WINCH – Minimum 9,000lb mounted to the trailer
  • CLASS III HITCH OR BETTER – This hitch must be mounted to the frame of the truck, 10K or better with the 2 5/16thball installed. NO bumper hitches
  • BALL STAND – Must have 2” 5/16 and 2” balls and pin into the center rail
  • STRAPS & RATCHETS – Minimum of 4 DOT compliant sets ( to secure 1 four-wheeled vehicle)
  • MUDFLAPS – Trailer must have full set mudflaps behind rear tires
  • BREAKAWAY BATTERY – Deep cycle marine battery with box
  • 1” RATCHET – To secure Breakaway battery to the trailer
  • 2 SIX FOOT SAFETY CHAINS – Chains should have hooks on both ends (5/16” or thicker)
  • TORQUE WRENCH – 150lb or greater

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • PORTABLE JUMP BOX
  • EXTRA LOCKING PINS AND COTTAR PINS
  • SMALL RATCHET STRAPS AND BUNGIE CORDS
  • PIECE OF 6X6 LUMBER – 12 to 14” long (used to transport wrecked cars missing wheels)
  • RAMP EXTENDERS – 2”X10” Lumber 2 each that are 2’,3’ and 4’ long (used to extend ramps and level truck/trailer for loading/unloading)