Dunnage Rack securement.

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by JonJon78, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

    Oct 5, 2012
    I can speak to trying to get hardwood 4x4s out of those things and it's an enormous pain in the ###.
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  3. DL550CAT

    DL550CAT Road Train Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Waynesburg, Pa
    So.... what do they do with a dump truck? What about small parts in one of those big open top baskets?
    As long as the dunage is below the opening I don’t see how they could say anything.
  4. 1johnb

    1johnb Medium Load Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    New Paris Ohio
    , box, or similar device that forms part of the structure of acommercial motor vehicle.
    Wouldn't the dunnage rack be considered a box? I referring to nature of it's build.
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  5. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    The Village, Portmeirion
    Can you grab a piece of dunnage and pull it out? I know some LEO will kick dunnage that is "secured" in the landing gear, if it moves then it is "unsecured"... If they want to get anal about it.

    Something that's up to an officers discretion like that I think it's better to err on the side of caution just so you don't have to waste time fighting it/DataQ/whatever...
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  6. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    At some random scale, don’t remember where, had a scale guy come out and sort of starts an inspection. Walked to door said get paper work in order, he would be right back. Walks back to dunnage in landing gear and gave it a good kick. It didn’t move, noticed he was sort of walking a bit odd after that. Took a look at my bills and log, sent me on my way. I watched him hobbling back to the box. Guess he didn’t see the 2 straps holding the dunnage in place.
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  7. ABfish

    ABfish Bobtail Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Yeah, it's like binders stored in a lowboy, between the frame rails. No way they could come out, unless the trailer is turned upside down or is in a crash with a couple of G's of deceleration. But I suppose they are technically "unsecured".
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