Here is why rates are tanking!

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  1. Bill51

    Bill51 Road Train Member

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    This is no place for that kind of common sense round these here parts.
     
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  3. mpd240

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    Lots of members here on this site. Anybody ever have a strap or break a chain when they were sideswiped or rubbed up against something. It Never happened to me but I only pulled open deck for five years. Did have several Straps cut by freight.
     
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    Run a 96" flat and tell me you can get them inside the rub rails everytime.
     
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  5. Bill51

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    Well, it happened to somebody.
    This stuff doesn't just appear out of thin air. Think the flatbed company one day just decided to increase their costs of manufacture just for the h-e-double hockey sticks of it??
    Somebody, somewhere, messed up bad.
     
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    I was responding to someone else. The conversation was about chains hooked to rubrail. Link the reg that says that's not allowed.
     
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    It happens so infrequently the FMCSA decided the “added Safety” was not worth the inconsistent enforcement at rescinded the law. Perfectly legal to have straps out.
     
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    Use your big clevis' (clevi?) in the manner of a "Load Choker."
     
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  9. MACK E-6

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    You sure won’t if you haul drywall.
     
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  10. mpd240

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    I'm sure it has happened. My point was has anybody had first hand experience with securement being damaged when it's outside of a rub rail.
     
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  11. jamespmack

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    I have not. It could.
     
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