Loading a flatbed trailer incorrectly can cause a huge variety of safety and equipment issues. One only has to look at the hours of YouTube compilations of heavy loads falling from flatbeds to know how high the stakes are. However, these are the extreme exception, rather than the rule — the vast majority of flatbed cargo loads arrive at their destinations with no accidents or injuries. What are the secrets that truckers use to keep these enormous loads safe and secure? The key lies in understanding how weight is distributed between the axles of a flatbed trailer and how to properly secure each type of cargo. In this article, we’ll examine some of the key factors that will influence how you distribute your cargo weight and secure your load.