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    Can anyone help me with the best way(s) to tiedown 20ft or 40ft containers. I will be hauling them empty on a 40' PJ gooseneck.


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    MT containers need the 4 corners secured and a couple of straps over the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillHaul3045 View Post
    Can anyone help me with the best way(s) to tiedown 20ft or 40ft containers. I will be hauling them empty on a 40' PJ gooseneck.
    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regul...px?reg=393.126

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    generally when I haul them on a flat, we run two straps over the top and a chain through the front and rear bottom locking points to the chain tie points on the sides of the trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by striker View Post
    generally when I haul them on a flat, we run two straps over the top and a chain through the front and rear bottom locking points to the chain tie points on the sides of the trailer
    This is how I always see then hauled.

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    How do you enjoy hauling containers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillHaul3045 View Post
    Can anyone help me with the best way(s) to tiedown 20ft or 40ft containers. I will be hauling them empty on a 40' PJ gooseneck.
    The advice above is correct. You will need one chain in front and one in back (each with a binder) through the lock pin holes to the trailer. and for 20 ft cans you need 2 straps for 40 ft cans you need 4 straps. Its not the weight obviously thats the issue since they are empty but you need 1 strap for every 10 ft and the chains keep it from sliding front to rear.

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