Is this load ready to go?

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  1. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    Dispatch says it's about 40k. Nothing on the bills.

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    OH->CA so it will see a lot of terrain.

    I don't want no explosions.
     
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  3. Kyle G.

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  4. Kyle G.

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    I’d definitely be using all those winches
     
  5. TravR1

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    Structural laminating? The bills don't say. It looks like some type of wood.

    Theres like 11-12 straps on there I think. The load up there on the step I hard to get at without falling.
     
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  6. TravR1

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    More straps? I got more.
     
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    Put them inside the rub rails while you're at it.
     
  8. Kyle G.

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    Since I don’t really know anything about the material, I probably can’t be much help. But one thing that concerns me is the two bundles on top that only have one strap over the center. That causes the material to flex into a u-shape, which can cause the dunnage to slowly walk out as you go down the road. Also, I don’t know how much flex you want in that kind of material?? Sometimes putting a flex in the load is a good thing because it can help prevent sliding, but you need to make sure that, a. the material can flex without damaging it, and b. that the dunnage won’t walk out.

    So at the very least, try to get two straps over those top bundles and when you are done, you should try and push on each piece of dunnage and make sure they are all tight. Sometimes with a load like that with a million pieces of dunnage, you will end up with one or two loose ones.

    Looks like you are going a long way with this one so you will definitely need to keep an eye on it.
     
  9. MOBee

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    Anytime dispatch "says it is X weight" they probably really don't know for sure. Scale in the yard? Close by?
     
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    I thought the load pic was a joke for the members at first. I haven't seen a mess like that in years. The dunnage will walk and straps will be loose 20 miles down the road--- my favorite is the rear pallet with one strap and not centered on the trailer--- who knows when that might leave.
     
  11. TravR1

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    On my dispatch the notes say, "do not be afraid to over tighten. So my guess is the material can flex under the straps.

    That stack on top of my step worries me a little. It's stacked high and it's difficult for me to get straps through it.
     
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