New Step Deck Is On The Road. A Joey Slaughter Blog

Contributing author Joey Slaughter is the owner of Blue Ridge Transport, LLC. A Ringgold, VA based carrier. Joey started his company in 2010 after serving time as an unhappy employee with a local trucking company. The time spent there was not fun but, in hindsight, was a turning point that propelled Joey into the wonderful world of being an entrepreneur. Please visit JoeySlaughter.net for more insightful blogging. 


There are so many accessories to have on hand when pulling a step deck trailer I’ve found out.  Here’s a list of the accessories that I bought in order for me to transport the most types of freight that I can.

  • cargo straps
  • transport chains
  • chain binders
  • ramp system
  • load levelers
  • headache rack
  • edge protectors
  • bungee cords
  • 2 tarps
  • car transport straps
  • height stick

So far, I’ve only been transporting lumber loads, which is flatbed freight.  This is heavy freight, but easier to secure.  However, the tarping is a lot tougher than I thought it’d be.  The tarps weigh nearly a 100 lbs a piece and are  beast to handle.  After more practice, I’ll attempt other types of freight

Joey Slaughter

Joey Slaughter is the owner of Blue Ridge Transport, LLC, a Ringgold, VA based carrier. I started the company in 2010 after serving time as an unhappy employee with a local trucking company. The time spent there was not fun, but in hindsight was a turning point that propelled me into the wonderful world of being an entrepreneur.