Cargo Securement

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  1. JessieH46536

    JessieH46536 Bobtail Member

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    Hello, my flatbed company has racks installed on the side for dunnage and tarps. My understanding is that included items must be strapped in. Large straps are too big and bulky. Small straps tear frequently. Bungee cords are not allowed. Does anyone know of a permanent solution, such as an attachment which is sold that could be added as a fixture on the truck to eliminate the need for three extra straps each trip? Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Can you take a picture of the rack loaded with your gear? A visual would help tremendously.
     
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  3. Calregon

    Calregon Light Load Member

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    I was told while being inspected I had to have at least one 1inch strap on my dunnage. Also on my V-boards. Ours are about 6ft long.
    I haul my tarps on my drom (lwer part of my headache rack), or cat walk.
     
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  4. Michael 247

    Michael 247 Light Load Member

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    Use an old piece of 4 inch strap to put under the 1 inch strap and it will last years
     
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  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    In a pinch digging up old 4 inch rolled a certain way will provide corners to secure new good strapping to.

    You needed those straps to be tight enough for that original securement to make a little music as you hit it or it sings and whistles in the wind. Don't worry if its really serious they will come after you.
     
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  6. JessieH46536

    JessieH46536 Bobtail Member

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    I will take a picture and post it today. Thank you.
     
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  7. JessieH46536

    JessieH46536 Bobtail Member

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    See attached pictures. Thanks! The orange straps are what we currently use. The edges of the trays wear them out pretty quickly.
     

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  8. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    Put a old 4” strap piece where the 1” straps touch the tray.
     
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  9. Calregon

    Calregon Light Load Member

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    I like the slip on cover sleeve that Jonjon posted. cut straps work but the sleeve will be a time saver. one other thing I do with my tarps, is store them with the open end facing down to help keep road spray and water out. Nice to see guys that care about how their stuff looks and take care of it.
     
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