When customers come in to look at flatbed trailers, very often they are looking to haul a vehicle. This, however, is not the only thing a flat bed trailer is good for. They can accommodate a wide range of loads.
Cars are often the easiest of all loads to put on the trailer since they roll. But the fact that they are so mobile means that they can also roll off.
First thing you need to do is position the car evenly on the trailer and over the axle. The car should be pulled as far forward as you can without touching the trailer’s front. Make certain you set the parking brake and if you have a standard transmission make sure you put it in gear. At least one wheel should have a block placed in front of it. More is better.
If you have basket straps, place one over each tire. You will need a steel ratcheting mechanism to tighten nylon straps. Ratchet in front of the front tires and behind the rear tires. This should secure the tires. Now place a V-strap underneath the vehicle. One in the front and one in the rear. These straps should run in opposite directions. Make sure you don’t hook V-straps to any suspension parts.