Load chained to DOT bumper

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by DownDRoad, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. DownDRoad

    DownDRoad Bobtail Member

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    So flat bed just passed me and load had 4 flat bed trailers chained down. I wasn’t driving but looked up and only saw the rear of load. It had 2 chains in a x formation from top of load down to the “DOT” bumper. I don’t drive flat bed but thought DOT bumpers were not meant for that and could possibly bend out. The load was also shifting as a side note.
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Without a picture it's hard to say. He could solely do hauls like that and have a bracket up under the bumper that's rated and thus would be fine. Or he could be a complete idiot that has no clue how to secure the load. Kinda hard to tell....
     
  4. DownDRoad

    DownDRoad Bobtail Member

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    Pulled in a truck stop behind it. Wasn’t a flatbed. Was a box hauler hauling 4 box haulers. And did have a good wedge welded behind bumper. Just didn’t see it well enough at first. Looks absolutely good except for the load shift.
     
  5. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Assume you mean chassis for containers?

    If so, yes its "fine" but i typically tossed a few chains across the frames as well, would have helped with the load settling.

    The x pattern side to side never really strikes me as being as stable as same side corner pulldowns on stacked frames. Too much chance for wiggle and bounce loosening things
     
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