The purpose of a flatbed truck is to transport goods efficiently and loading or unloading these goods with ease. As in the name, the flatbed truck is designed with a cockpit for the driver and a passenger attached to a leveled “bed” on the back without a roof or doors. Flatbed trucks are ideal for transporting items in decent weather and if objects were too big to fit in an enclosed truck. Flatbeds in North America are commonly configured as 48 feet (14.6 m) or 53 feet (16.2 m) long trucks. In other countries, you can see flatbed trucks as short as 45 feet (14 m).