Load Securement

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by SyncreonDon, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. SyncreonDon

    SyncreonDon Bobtail Member

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    This image is just a sample to show the space. We typically will load these staggered on the trailer. Each rack weighs roughly 500lbs. We do not use any securement devices (they are loaded on special rack buster trailers so they will not bust through) What are the thoughts on this? Is more needed or is this safe?
    We have 1 individual who is refusing to take these loads as he states they are not safe, the normal route driver says he never has issues with load shifting.
     
  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Stagger those against both walls. IF you can inflate airbags in the gaps of each so all of them will stay put you are good to go.

    I don't have a problem with it. Air bags would make the difference.
     
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  3. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Light Load Member

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    If the racks are tight against each other and secured with load bars on the end they should not fly around.

    The stuff on the shelf however...
     
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  4. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    U can never have too much;
    here U are counting on the shelving/cube to be all.
    Add both suggestions above and U are good.
     
  5. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    i would use a couple of load straps on the back to show good cause and hammer down
     
  6. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Yup, without straps or load locks CHP will consider them unsecured.Like the Mail racks I was hauling for a while, strapped every other row with 1 strap, then the last one would get 2 straps. Its up to the driver to make sure the load is secure.
     
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  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    That one individual would be correct. Should be prevented from side movement.

    As said, strap each pulling forward, and 2 on rear.

    DOT would probably ticket this.
     
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  8. Studebaker Hawk

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    Everyone here has loaded 8000# rolls of paper on their ends. They just put them on the little rubber sheets and that is considered secure by any and all DOT regulations. The rolls don't touch either wall.
    The friction of the weight of these racks on a wood floor is equivalent. The automotive business loads racks like this all the time, never has been an issue for them either.
    The last ones on the trailer need to strapped/load bars.
     
  9. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    so why wouldnt the last paper roll not need to be strapped/load bars
     
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