Best way to secure this nonsense of a flatbed load?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by OlegMel, Feb 8, 2024.

  1. OlegMel

    OlegMel Light Load Member

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    What’s your take on it? I’d make sure the bundles aww touching and do bunch of belly straps. However who knows what the shipper wants. Or possibly try to clamp down each one with some short lumber like 2x4
     

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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    I'd dahm sure do more than that. Was just having this conversation with a buddy. I passed probably 5 trailers loaded with rebar last week.

    Most straps of course weren't touching the middle bundles, and while none I passed were long, none had bulkheads either.
     
  4. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    Its stated right on the back of the sleeper…


    In all seriousness it should have stand up blocks in between then loaded tight against them. Then you can choke at the blocks. I’ve also laced with 2 different straps. Over, under, over under.


    But mostly fallow the instructions on the back of the sleeper.


    Even under the best of circumstances it likely not going to hold the bundles in the center when rapture happens….
     
  5. North Pole Nightmare

    North Pole Nightmare Medium Load Member

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  6. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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  7. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    I have hauled many loads of rebar without any blocking in between, and this is what I always did. I never had any problems, but to be fair I never drove very far with them.
     
  8. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    That would explain the flag placement.


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  9. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Each bundle probably weighs 10K and that is heavy. So not likely to move. Considering weight being distributed from front to back of trailer.
     
  10. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    In theory that sounds reasonable. In reality it’s not. Those bundles are multi-missiles waiting for a launch. They really do need some sort of clamping on them.
     
  11. broke down plumber

    broke down plumber Medium Load Member

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    Understand i know nothing . But i look at some of the loads you all haul , it seems to me that a flatbed should have some simularitys to a welders table . With knoc holes for pinning down with a bar and chain ect .
     
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