Truck Decking

Truck Decking: Efficient and Secure Freight Transportation

At Central Iowa Towing, we offer a specialized service known as “Truck Decking,” which plays a crucial role in the transportation of heavy freight efficiently and securely. If you’ve ever been on the highway and noticed trucks carrying multiple trailers in a line, that’s an example of truck decking in action. It involves placing one truck on the back of another, creating a piggyback-like arrangement, enabling more efficient hauling of goods.

The Process of Truck Decking

Truck decking is a well-planned and skillful process that requires precision and expertise. It begins by loading one truck, commonly referred to as the power unit, with one or more additional trucks positioned behind it. These trailing trucks are securely attached to the power unit using a fifth wheel or a saddle connection.

Loading and Unloading: Decking and De-decking

During the truck decking process, our experienced team carefully loads the trailing trucks onto the power unit. This process is known as “decking,” and it involves positioning the trucks in a manner that ensures optimal weight distribution and stability during transportation. The decked trucks are then securely fastened to prevent any movement while on the road.

On the other end of the journey, when the freight reaches its destination or a designated transfer point, the process is reversed. This is known as “de-decking,” where the trailing trucks are carefully unloaded from the power unit. Once de-decked, these trucks can continue their journey independently or be used for specific local deliveries.

Three Truck Decking

Three truck decking is a specialized freight transportation method where three trucks are securely stacked onto one another to optimize the use of available resources and efficiently transport heavy cargo. In this process, a powerful unit acts as the base, with two additional trucks placed and fastened above it using a fifth wheel or a saddle connection. Central Iowa Towing excels in providing reliable three truck decking services, ensuring that the load is evenly distributed and securely fastened to prevent any movement during transit. With our skilled team and top-notch equipment, we offer a safe and efficient solution for hauling multiple trucks in a single journey, reducing transportation costs and environmental impact while saving valuable time. Trust Central Iowa Towing for your three truck decking needs and experience a seamless and successful freight transportation experience.

Efficiency and Benefits of Truck Decking

Truck decking offers various advantages that make it a preferred method for transporting heavy freight:

Optimal Utilization of Resources: Truck decking allows for the efficient use of the power unit’s capacity by carrying multiple trucks on a single trip. This maximizes the use of available resources and reduces the number of trips required.

Cost-Effective: By transporting multiple trucks at once, truck decking helps lower transportation costs per unit of freight, making it a cost-effective option for long-haul journeys.

Reduced Environmental Impact: As fewer trips are needed to move the same amount of cargo, truck decking contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the overall environmental impact of transportation.

Time-Saving: Truck decking can significantly reduce transportation time, as multiple trucks can be delivered to different destinations in a single trip.

Dependable Truck Decking Services by Central Iowa Towing

At Central Iowa Towing, we take pride in our expertise in truck decking and offer reliable and secure freight transportation services. Our skilled team is equipped with the necessary tools and experience to ensure safe loading, transit, and unloading of decked trucks. Whether you require truck decking for short-distance transfers or long-haul journeys, you can trust Central Iowa Towing to deliver efficient and professional services to meet your freight transportation needs.


Truck decking is a valuable solution for the transportation of heavy freight, allowing multiple trucks to be carried on a single journey. The process of decking and de-decking requires careful planning, skill, and attention to detail, all of which Central Iowa Towing excels in providing. With our dependable truck decking services, you can experience efficient, cost-effective, and secure transportation for your valuable cargo. Trust Central Iowa Towing for all your truck decking needs, and let our expertise make your freight transportation a smooth and successful endeavor.


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