Here is why rates are tanking!

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  1. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Heavy Load Member

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    I'm just curious why you would want to? Unless you have a steel rub rails, I wouldnt. If i cant wrap around 2 spools, then I'm going through the rail to a steel crossmember under the deck.
     
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  3. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    A surplus of owner operators willing to run their trucks for $0.85 per mile causes rates to go down.
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  4. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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    I haven’t. Never done it. But here is a real world example. Imagine if this was a flatbed with 2 straps in that damaged area holding one pieces of something with a high center of gravity flying around a turn

    Who's at fault?
     
  5. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Im not saying it's ideal. Im disputing the claim there is a regulation against it.
     
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    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Will never happen. I have mirrors and the common sense to use them.
     
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  7. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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    I’m sure you do. But what about that idiot blind side backing next to you and scrapes The Whole side of your trailer There are ways it can happen through no fault of your own. No sense in having straps or even chains outside of the rub rail if one can avoid it wether legal or not.

    No offense or disrespect intended but I-can drive my truck with 1 arm and 1 leg, doesn’t make it a good freaking idea
     
  8. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    I get it. But I wonder how often it happens. If it was such a problem and so many lives were endangered why was the rule changed. I would like to see some actual incidents vs theroretical. I think more stuff falls of open deck trailers from poor or inadequate securement than secument devices failing for any reason.
     
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  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    It would take a tremendous amount of force to cut straps. Somebody backing up next to u would #### up there trailer more than mine and the straps would not even be damaged .
     
  10. blairandgretchen

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    After reading this entire thread, I have arrived at a conclusion for my future.

    I shall sell my platforms and buy a nice safe van trailer, and run it happily down the road - praying that nobody takes pictures of an unlatched door catch.

    Because apparently I’ve been securing freight in a dangerous manner for 5 years now.
     
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  11. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Heavy Load Member

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    Heres what i imagine is the legal argument to that. If someone enters you lane and clips your trailer, it is still their legal responsibility. Had you not been hit, your load would still be secured and on the trailer.
    This is why I believe a full camera setup(front sides, and rear/cargo) are worth their weight in gold.
    You cant be held liable for someone else's criminal actions.
     
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