Hauling containers

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by WillHaul3045, Jan 28, 2012.

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    WillHaul3045 Bobtail Member

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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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    mgfg Road Train Member

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    MT containers need the 4 corners secured and a couple of straps over the top.
     
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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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    This is how I always see then hauled.
     
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    How do you enjoy hauling containers?
     
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    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.