Dunnage on empty trailer

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  1. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Can I leave dunnage (2 × 4's) nailed to the deck on an empty trailer or do I have to pull them off?

    I haul so many #### reels, I was thinking it would be easier to just leave them on there.
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  3. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    If they're properly nailed I don't see any reason reason to pull them up. It's obvious they're not just laying there. I have done the same and never been hassled.
     
  4. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    You could bolt them if you wanted to leave them and its your trailer
     
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  5. PoleCrusher

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    Yeah I've seen a few trailers that were like that. Just makes sense to do whatever you can to save time.
     
  6. Kyle G.

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    Good enough for me, lol thanks
     
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  7. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Well that figures, I just got my load for tomorrow and, no reels. All pallets.

    Murphy's Law strikes again...
     
  8. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Yup. :biggrin_25523:


    I was moving a lot of stuff like that so I made dunnage that had tabs that fit into the stake pockets. Just plop them in and away I go. I even drilled some holes to accept screws. Sped things WAY up.
     
  9. D.Tibbitt

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    I dont see the problem with it . Other than the occasional dirty look from a door slammer whos smart enough to see no securement but to dumb to realize they are nailed. :rolleyes:
     
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    As a recent convert from the LTL Zealots of Roll up Door Slamming to the Cult of The Open Deck, I find this post THOUROGHLY amusing!
     
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    Welcome, Here's to you never crossing back over.
     
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