Ratchet Straps Wear

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Slay, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Slay

    Slay Light Load Member

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    How do you judge the wear on a strap? The first time you use one it is marked. When does the DOT say the strap is a danger? Is there a photo gallery some were that shows good vs. worn out ones?
     
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  3. Rooster1291979

    Rooster1291979 Road Train Member

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  4. heavyhaulerss

    heavyhaulerss Road Train Member

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    it depends on the d.o.t. officer. some signs are obvious. like a ripped area, shredding. fraying, sewing coming loose, e.t.c. remember any EXTRA securement, even though EXTRA, if any defect you will be in violation. so if you have any defective straps, do not think you can use as an extra level of safety. d.o.t. does not look at you being safety conscious. they look at you as a ticket & fine!
     
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  5. damutt

    damutt Road Train Member

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    yep heavy is right. if it is cut/frayed you mihgt as well NOT have it on the load
     
  6. flatpete77

    flatpete77 Bobtail Member

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    I'm constantly replacing straps, never use a cut, frayed, or even if mfg tag is missing.
     
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