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Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by MACK E-6, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. whoopNride

    whoopNride Road Train Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Even more scary is the fact that they are Everywhere out here now days!!!
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  3. tony97905

    tony97905 Road Train Member

    Feb 28, 2015
    Land of Ahhhhhs
    Yep, had a skateboard pass me the other day loaded with house brick secured with straps and no corner
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  4. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

    Sep 20, 2014
    I'm seeing more and more loads that should have edge protection that don't. I'm also seeing more and more loads on the road with ragged straps that certainly wouldn't pass a properly done DOT inspection, and honestly don't offer a lot of honest securement. I actually wish they would crack down on that a bit
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  5. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

    May 7, 2011
    Edge protection takes time, as does inspecting equipment...and you know we've got these ELD's that are holding us to that 14 hour clock.:rolleyes:

    But yes, it would be nice to see a crackdown on stuff like that. Cops write tickets to more drivers, and then those drivers (hopefully) learn to speak up and have the trailers loaded right...and the more drivers that demand trailers get loaded correctly, the less hassle I have when I make such demands. That saves ME the time I'll need in order to properly secure MY load, with proper edge protection and everything.

    ...and for what it's worth, I don't haul a load of bricks without wrapping it with a snow fence and using edge protection. 2 straps across the first and last bundle, and 1 strap across all of the middle bundles. If there's a "single" stuffed in the center of the load, the "double" in front of and behind also gets 2 straps. I've never lost a brick. It takes TIME to secure the load properly...and I still haven't got an answer which is the worse violation: rolling down the road with a less-than-optimally secured load HOPING nothing falls off because I've got to go in order to make it home inside of the 14, or to take the time to properly secure the load and blowing past that 14th hour? Considering I don't often venture out more than 3-4 hours from the house, getting a motel simple isn't an option...I'm going home.

    ...and what happens if a situation arises along the way, such as a load starting to shift? Do you push on because you're cutting it close on hours or throw the log book out the window and make sure the load is safe? Right or wrong, ELD's are going to change some people's response to that...and only a fool would deny that.
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  6. PandaPancake

    PandaPancake Light Load Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    Wow, I guess all those years of strapping down tracked vehicles according to the sop was a lie.
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  7. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

    Oct 5, 2012
    I was talking about an undersecured load. It's not like the tracks bite in like some materials.
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  8. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    Now Tony, I was just taking it across town to a new jobsite. There's no need for all that fancy chains you OTR boys have to deal with! This way I can get a second smoke break in before the bosses show!

    Or something like that. It would not surprise me to hear one of these clowns say something like that. :)
  9. I'm sorry @tony97905 you didnt read what @Ruthless was commenting on.

    "the straps are not enough securement"

    better to have more securement than not enough.

  10. i dont care if your going 50 feet secure the product, anything is possible.

    murphys law was for a reason
  11. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yukon, OK
    Murphy was an idiot.

    He made a law.

    Obey the law.
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