Frequently Asked Questions
What type of flooring is best for box trucks?
Mixed hardwood flooring for box trucks is increasingly popular because it is the more cost-effective solution relative to oak, while still offering strength and reliability. Oak floors are always effective and are still used in special circumstances like beverage distribution.
What type of flooring is best for trailer trucks?
For trailers, oak flooring is a traditional choice but many fleets are now choosing maple and mixed hardwood alternatives due to their cost-effectiveness and proven longevity.
What wood species are offered?
Our lumber is sustainably forested and locally sourced from the northeastern US and 100% made in the USA. RAD offers mixed hardwood flooring – a blend of northeastern US hardwoods including ash, beech, birch and maple – and oak hardwood flooring. Unlike floors sourced overseas, we do not use any illegal, IUCN Red List tropical hardwood species like apitong or keruing.
What lengths and widths do the flooring kits come in?
All of our flooring kits are available in traditional thicknesses from 1 to 1½ inches and lengths up to 53 feet. If you have a non-traditional size, just ask, as we have the manufacturing capabilities to offer non-standard dimensions.
Does my flooring need a protective coating? Why should I choose RadGuard?
The number one reason to add-on a protective coating is to protect and extend the life of your investment. RadGuard top-coat sealant uses a proprietary formula, unique to dry van floors, that was developed in partnership with one of our suppliers. RadGuard transforms your flooring to be water repellent and skid resistant. Most customers will spec RADGuard on the first 8’ of the truck opening, but some will request RADGuard be applied to the entire trailer. We also sell RADGuard as a stand-alone item if you are interested in applying yourself.
What is included in the flooring kit?
A flooring kit is simply all of the long boards that are used to make the floor of a truck or trailer. A kit will come with a unique profile or routing for the side boards and will contain a modified shiplap on the center boards. Most kits are 8 boards total, but some may consist of 9 or more. If you are replacing a floor, chances are we can match the correct kit to the model of fleet vehicles you have.
How are the floors installed?
RAD sells floor kits and does no installation. We sell directly to the OEM, who will install the kits, or to distributors that work with truck repair shops.
Does RAD flooring come with a warranty?
Yes, all RAD flooring is backed by a standard 5-year warranty.
How long does it take to receive my flooring kit after I place an order?
Lead times are constantly changing but RAD strives to keep a 8-12 week lead time for most customers.
What are RADs receiving and pickup hours?
6 am to 1:30 pm Monday through Friday. Special arrangements can be made through designated company personnel.
Can I purchase in bulk for my entire fleet?
Yes! RAD specializes in assisting fleets meet their replacement part needs. If you are buying for 10 or more vehicles, it is likely RAD can accommodate your needs directly. For smaller orders, we can direct you to a distributor who works with our product.
What is the IUCN Red List and why does it matter?
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, founded in 1964, is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation of biological species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of thousands of species and subspecies.
The list has identified several tropical hardwood species, such as apitong and keruing, that are at-risk, illegal in the U.S. and should not be harvested.