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Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by the gambler, Dec 8, 2011.

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  1. The Bird

    The Bird Medium Load Member

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    I used to do that on pipe loads. Didn't DOT securement standards change and say you couldn't anymore since it degrades the strength of the strap, which is BS IMO?
     
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  3. The Bird

    The Bird Medium Load Member

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    Old picture of delivering truck bodies in Chicago. I wasn't allowed to strap it down and had to get special permission from the shipper if I did. They banded the bodies straight to the deck.
     

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  4. Mommas_money_maker

    Mommas_money_maker Road Train Member

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    I didnt see anything on this, not saying that it might not be true just saying I didnt see it.:biggrin_255:

    I still use the3 twists and havent been stopped for it so I hope its still all good as there are several loads (drywall, those quads, electrical insulators with wood crate) that need that done on. I would say BIG BS also if they changed it.
     
  5. SHC

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    I had twists in them, the problem is you cannot tighten down the straps because the crates collapse in. They didn't shift or move at all, but I still don't care for not having them tight. But sometimes it's those loads you just have to take out of a bad freight area.
     
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  6. bigjoel

    bigjoel Road Train Member

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    Some edge protectors, or 2x4's under the straps would help.

    It is more work though.
     
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  7. OpenRoadDreamer

    OpenRoadDreamer Road Train Member

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    I hate those loads where you cant crank down on the straps. I want those things so they cant move at all.
     
  8. SHC

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    I know, but the load was 13'4" and I had no way to get them up there. I asked the Mexican that loaded me to raise me up on his forklift and he said no and drove away. So I just did what I could.
     
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  9. kubotaorange76

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    Kubota's wood crates are the same $%^& way
     
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  10. SHC

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    Yes they are!!!
     
  11. kajidono

    kajidono Road Train Member

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    I just crush the #### out of em. They really think I'm going to risk something falling off my truck and thick I'll take the blame for it? Nope! *crunch, crunch, crunch*
     
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