Is this right or wrong?

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  1. Redriderex

    Redriderex Light Load Member

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    So this guy i work with tells me and everyone else that this is a legal way to strap and secure these super sacks on a stepdown deck? Myself and another driver say no...what say you??
     

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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    that's how i strapped down a load of those wood pellets, when i worked at Lowes. i had to stop every once in a while as the pellets would settle, so i could retighten the straps.
     
  4. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    Looks ok but should have 2 straps on the front and back bags
     
  5. clausland

    clausland Road Train Member

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    Looks good to me, it's low & wide enough for it. As @beastr123 said though, 2 straps on the front & back bags. Also, this is a load that'll tend to settle, so strap check often....
     
  6. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    For the most part it looks good.
    There are two choices for the front and back.
    2 straps over the top or do X straps across and over.
     
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  7. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Youre objecting to the straps over the side rails i assume?

    Its legal as of a few years ago, id prefer being inside the rails myself, but a bunch of the spots in order to center, looks like the strap is right at a stake pocket, its just easier to do it that way for most guys especially when you leave straps on the reels.

    As others said, 2 straps front and rear pallets though
     
  8. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    Two straps are required anywhere a piece of freight is nit directly touching a piece of freight or a proper headboard in front of it. The front row needs another strap to be legal, the back is perfectly legal with only on strap.
     
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  9. Redriderex

    Redriderex Light Load Member

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    Yep, i should have been more specific. I was asking about only having one strap on the first set without a bulkhead. I went through load securement back in the day and thats one thing i remembered. Just wanted to be sure that i wasnt the only one that thought this way
     
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  10. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Eh fair enough, im pretty much of the opinion that 2 front and back because 1 extra strap is easy enough to throw and i dont trust a dot officer to know the difference between front and back.

    Plus symmetry is nice
     
  11. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    nc will burn u a new one with out 2 straps on the first pallet. they got camera's on there vehicles that detect this
     
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