About TrailerDecking.com

The Leading On-line Wholesaler of Apitong Trailer Decking, Trailer Flooring, Hardwood Truck Floors, Apitong Shiplap Decking, Laminated Truck Body Floors, and Apitong Wood Trailer Components. We specialize in Keruing, Genuine Apitong and Brazilian Apitong, Angelim Pedra.

Keruing, Genuine Apitong Hardwood Trailer Decking is our Specialty

TrailerDecking.com is an on-line wholesaler of Keruing, aka Genuine Apitong, and Angelim Pedra aka Brazilian Apitong, in Hardwood Trailer Flooring, Shiplap Decking, Laminated Truck Floors, and other Wood Trailer Components.

We're ready to assist, whether you need one piece or one truckload

Direct Pricing is the Key to our Business Model

We set up TrailerDecking.com on the premise that our customers didn't want to pay any unnecessary mark-ups to brokers and wholesalers who don't add value to the transaction. We buy all our material directly from the manufacturers overseas, we inspect it ourselves, and we don't use brokers or wholesalers to get the job done.

We have our own offices in Indonesia and in Brazil. All of our logistics are handled from the point of origin and we work hard to get our customers the best deals available in terms of quality, lengths, and transportation costs.

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The Founders of TrailerDecking.com

Our business unit is part of Nova USA Wood Products, a international leader in tropical hardwood decking and flooring, as well industrial products. Steve Getsiv started TrailerDecking.com in 2009 with help from John Buchanan, a longtime customer of Steve's. John passed away in October 2010 but he was instrumental in helping the company establish initial contacts in Malaysia and Indonesia.

After working for several years as a logger and surveyor, John obtained a degree in forestry from the University of California at Berkeley. John spent many years working and traveling throughout Southeast Asia and then worked in both the import and export lumber business. John had extensive knowledge of the truck flooring business and worked in the Apitong business for most of his career.

Steve began working in the truck flooring business in 1987 and then spent 18 years working in various capacities from purchasing and quality control to sales and marketing. Steve started Nova USA Wood Products in 2005 in partnership with his best supplier in Brazil, Nova Forest Products SA. We set out to build an outstanding international trading company, specializing in wholesale flooring and decking. See our main web site for for details at www.novausawood.com.

Meet the TrailerDecking.com Team

Stephen, Drew and Bill ready to help at a tradeshow

There is No Substitute for Experience - Bill Christou

With over 30 years of experience trading in tropical hardwoods and ten of those years spent living in Surabaya, Indonesia, Bill Christou joined the Nova USA Wood Products team as a full partner in May 2010. Bill's focus on the manufacture of Apitong products for the trailer industry is second to none and he brings a wealth of experience to the TrailerDecking.com team. Bill now coordinates all of our purchasing and personally handles all the larger national accounts and many of our OEM customers. Bill is fluent in the Indonesian and Malay language of Bahasa, and manages our office in Surabaya which handles logistics, purchasing and grading for all products from Southeast Asia.

And More Experience - Drew Blake

Drew has been calling on the Truck Trailer and Truck Body OEM's and aftermarket distributors for the past forty years selling them wood products, aluminum extrusions, roll formed steel, plastic mud flaps and rubber products. He has sold imported floors and Apitong for Nelson International for 7 years and then Rockland Wood Products for 3 years. He's a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in marketing. Drew has been based in the Atlanta area for over thirty years and handles most of our business in the Southeast U.S.

On-Line Sales Specialist - Stephen Purdy

Handling all of our on-line sales, domestic side logistics and order processing, Stephen Purdy is the newest member of the TrailerDecking.com team. He has enjoyed his time as a member of the TrailerDecking.com team and looks forward to continuing to learn and serve the trucking industry. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in business administration. He is an avid sports fan with allegiances to Ducks football, the Portland Trail Blazers, Green Bay Packers, and Boston Red Sox.

Transportation Industry Specialist - Dan Schock

Dan holding a muskie caught on the French River in Monetville, Ontario

Dan has over twenty years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within purchasing, marketing and sales at several companies involved in both the truck-body and trailer industry including Trailmobile Parts & Service Corp, Great Dane Trailers and Whiting Door Manufacturing. In his most recent position, Dan served as National Sales Manager for Earthwise Plastics. His experience is enhanced by his BBA in Management from the University of Cincinnati.

We know that Dan's extensive knowledge and contacts within the transportation industry will prove to be valuable in helping you with your flooring needs. We consider ourselves fortunate to have Dan with us as we continue to deliver our quality wood flooring products to you.

Conrado and Keaton at The Great American Trucking Show

Transportation Purchasing Specialist - Conrado Trevino

Conrado Trevino is a Product Specialist at TrailerDecking.com with a focus on creating business opportunities in Mexico. Conrado was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, and has an MBA from TecMilenio University. His mother tongue is Espanol but, he is fluent in English and has studied Mandarin Chinese. He enjoys traveling to new and exciting places and loves baseball - cheering for his hometown club de beisbol, the Monterrey Sultanes, as well as the Houston Astros. Prior to joining our team, Conrado was on the other side of the table as Purchasing Manager at trailer manufacturer Talleres Lozano for over three years, achieving wins like spearheading a new purchasing initiative which created a company record $6 million savings in a single year! Our customers appreciate the extensive knowledge and contacts which Conrado has within the Mexican transportation industry and are always excited to work with him. Give Conrado a call and let him show you how TrailerDecking.com can help you save money while more effectively satisfying your flooring needs.

Marco Manchego wants to sell you trailer decking

Sales Representative - Marco Manchego

Marco Manchego has been a Sales Representative with TrailerDecking.com since January of 2022. He was born in Peru but raised in California and has a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in business administration. Marco lived overseas in Southeast Asia and Latin America for over 25 years, and while he was in Brazil, he worked in sourcing tropical hardwoods from all over South America. Now that he’s back he’s excited to use his experience to grow the trailer decking market in North America and Mexico! Marco loves to travel and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French, so please feel free to reach out to him if you have any questions about how he can help you complete your trailer decking projects!

Kevin Walsh - Commercial Fisherman Sells Trailer Decking & Kiln Sticks

Sales Representative - Kevin Walsh

After years working as a commercial fisherman off the rugged coastline of the Pacific Northwest, Kevin Walsh eventually landed at the Forest Grove Oregon headquarters of Nova USA Wood Products, working in the shipping and receiving department. It soon became apparent to everyone that his personable style and ability to create long-term relationships with clients would translate well to business development, and he was quickly promoted to Sales Representative. Today Kevin is an invaluable part of the TrailerDecking.com sales team and has directly contributed to Nova’s expansion in the national trailer decking market. Recently Kevin has also taken over Nova’s newly revamped kiln stick program and has plans to broaden its scope exponentially. Kevin truly enjoys getting to know his customers and understanding the details of their business requirements to ensure that the job gets done right. If you have any doubts about how to complete your trailer decking project, Kevin is the one to call.

Sales Representative - Keaton Smith

Keaton Smith joined the TrailerDecking.comteam in 2017 originally handling samples and assisting in the warehouse. As time went on, he began taking on additional responsibilities such as marketing, sales, and purchasing of our accessory products. In terms of his personal life, Keaton is a Portland, OR native and enjoys traveling accross the U.S. and broad to learn more about the experiences of his fellows. Keaton has been the star drummer in multiple bands and is an avid basketball fan... Go Blazers! With great hands-on experience and a desire to constantly improve and grow, Keaton now handles on-line sales for TrailerDecking.com as well as managing the purchasing of all accessories. Keaton is excited to be a part of the transportation industry and loves working with customers. Get in touch with Keaton to learn more about how TrailerDecking.com can assist you in fulfilling your flooring requirements!

Our Web Site and Business Philosophy

We created this web site so that we can work with our truck trailer customers as directly as possible. We believe in sharing as much information as possible about our products: where they come from, how they are made, the scientific properties of each and every wood species we sell, technical drawings and more.

Our pricing philosophy is simple: we import directly or we work with key trading partners who import and hold stocks for us. We buy as competitively as possible, based on our years of experience, and we pass the savings on to you.

Any feedback you can offer will no doubt help us improve the web site and our business.

Warehouse Quality Control

Specialty Industrial Components

Let us know what you need. We can source just about any specified product you may want. We've done filler components for reefer trailers, nail strips, pre-drilled and shaped components, and more.

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Apitong Shiplap Trailer Flooring

We offer shiplap trailer flooring in Genuine Apitong, also known as Keruing. This solid wood plank material is available in lengths from 8' to 24'. The most common face width is 7" and our material is run with a 3/8" shiplap, making it 7-3/8" overall.

We can source other custom sizes as well and generally have access to 5" face shiplap material, nail strips and can provide custom patterns as required.

LTF - Laminated Truck Flooring for Truck Body and Dry Van Applications

Laminated truck flooring is available in tropical hardwood from Southeast Asia, and is typically made from a mix of medium to medium high density species of wood. For use in truck body and dry van applications, an Apitong floor is laminated from strips of narrow, short material and can be either hook jointed or fingerjointed on the ends of the individual pieces. The maximum length possible of imported LTF is just under 40' since that is the longest piece that will fit in a standard ocean container.

Here at TrailerDecking.com, we do not carry laminated truck flooring in lengths over 32'. We only do tropical hardwoods. Most trailer repair centers will have access to lengths longer than 32', typically made from Red or White Oak. There are a number of high quality manufacturers in the United States. This LTF is edge glued and end glued from individual strips of hardwood.

Laminated truck trailer flooring should never be used on a flatbed trailer. A laminated Apitong floor is designed exlusively for use in truck body applications and dry vans - and should never be left exposed to the weather. It is common for manufacturers to undercoat the laminated truck body floor with a wax or polyurethane coating.

Anywhere in the US and Canada

From our strategically located warehouses, we can deliver your order quickly - generally within 7-10 days. Our specialty is servicing customers who need material to re-deck a typical 48' flatbed with shiplap or rough Apitong.

You can order on-line from our web site and specify the lengths you need for your trailer deck. Our product detail page includes detailed inventory availability on every product we sell. Be sure to check our availability of lengths when specifying what you need.

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Heavy Duty, Drop Deck, Low Boy - Rough Apitong Lumber Trailer Flooring

For heavy duty applications, tropical hardwood lumber in such species as Purpleheart, Greenheart, Angelim Pedra, Tatajuba and Keruing / Genuine Apitong offer the best durability and life expectancy. With a Janka Side Hardness as much as two times that of White Oak, these tropical hardwoods will perform in the toughest conditions.

We specialize in sourcing custom sizes including specified length timbers. Let us know what you need.

Apitong Wood Properties

Apitong Shiplap Board

S4S E4E Boards, Bullnose Tie Down Slats, Side Rack Material

Many different types of woods will perform well for industrial S4S applications. We have 1x3, 1x4 and 1x6 in many different hardwoods available for prompt shipment. These solid hardwood S4S products can be run to custom patterns as well if you need something specialized. We stock solid random length products from 4' to 20' and fingerjointed products above 20'.

Note that pre-drilling is required in the higher density woods such as Ipe, Cumaru, and Massaranduba. Medium density species such as Meranti and Cambara do not require pre-drilling, which will make for much quicker installation procedure.

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