What is the best wood to use on flatbed trucks and trailers? What will withstand the weather best? What will last the longest? What is the strongest and most durable? Oak? Treated Pine? The answer is Apitong also known as Keruing. Apitong / Keruing is used by all major flatbed trailer manufactures like Great Dane, Fontaine, Wilson, Transcraft, MAC, Wabash, Doonan Specialized Trailer, XL-Specialized and more. They are the professionals and they know what is best. They all choose Apitong / Keruing. It is the best because of its density, durability and long life expectancy. It is reasonably priced and out performs Oak and other similar hardwood species. Apitong / Keruing comes from Southeast Asia. It is manufactured and distributed in the United States, most notably by OHC of Mobile Alabama. The product has been in use for almost 50 years. It is so dense that holes created from removing nails and screws will virtually close back up. This self healing is great because it reduces opportunity for moisture to enter wood where damage occurs.
Operator safety is also improved because it is less likely to warp and split where tripping and other accidents can occur. Using Apitong / Keruing on your flatbed truck or trailer will: decrease maintenance time and costs, increase time on the road, outlast inferior wood species, dampen road noise, increase safety and provide exceptional strength and durability. Visit the Overseas Hardwoods Company home page to explore your trailer flooring opportunities.