The Truckers’ Report flatbed Hall of Shame.

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

  1. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    Not really a hall of shame load, unless the driver was holding up the line to do all this. We recently started doing a dedicated run of coils from WA to ID. 5 coils 9k each max weight. This is the example load of an expectable tie down job. Coils 1, 3, and 5 have 3 chains and one strap, coils 2 and 4 only has 2 chains and one strap. All 3/8 g70 chains with 5400 pound rated cheap Chinese binders. They have lost their #### minds if they think I’m putting 194,000 pounds worth of securement on a 45k pound load. Taking what should be a gravy run and making it into work. 7C2BB4D2-CAAE-4229-9975-A6D578C7A2F0.png
     
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  3. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

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    I agree. 3 chains on 1 & 5, 2 chains on 2, 3, and 4. That's how I would probably do it.
     
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  4. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Since they only weigh enough to rate the strength of one strap (technically), why couldn't you tie them with sideways chokers like a load of slinky's? Serious question.
     
  5. PoleCrusher

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    What i find odd, is that they have them loaded with no space in between. I've never seen coils, especially finished product, loaded so that they're up against each other. They need some space to prevent damage, and each coil is secured individually.
     
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  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    This might be somebody that’s heard the coil horror stories and now he’s hauling them for the first time himself.
     
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  7. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    393.120 What are the rules for securing metal coils?
    (a) Applicability. The rules in this section apply to the transportation of one or more metal coils which, individually or grouped together, weigh 2268 kg (5000 pounds) or more. Shipments of metal coils that weigh less than 2268 kg (5000 pounds) may be secured in accordance with the provisions of §§393.100 through 393.114.


    (c) Securement of coils transported with eyes crosswise on a flatbed vehicle, in a sided vehicle or in an intermodal container with anchor points—(1) An individual coil. Each coil must be secured by the following:

    (i) A means (e.g., timbers, chocks or wedges, a cradle, etc.) to prevent the coil from rolling. The means of preventing rolling must support the coil off the deck, and must not be capable of becoming unintentionally unfastened or loose while the vehicle is in transit. If timbers, chocks or wedges are used, they must be held in place by coil bunks or similar devices to prevent them from coming loose. The use of nailed blocking or cleats as the sole means to secure timbers, chocks or wedges, or a nailed wood cradle, is prohibited;

    (ii) At least one tiedown through its eye, restricting against forward motion, and whenever practicable, making an angle no more than 45 degrees with the floor of the vehicle or intermodal container when viewed from the side of the vehicle or container; and

    (iii) At least one tiedown through its eye, restricting against rearward motion, and whenever practicable, making an angle no more than 45 degrees with the floor of the vehicle or intermodal container when viewed from the side of the vehicle or container.
     
  8. jamespmack

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    What a waste. First those chains stretched out past a 45° are not securing them to trailer. Only movement. Ill get hate for this. I would put two in one coil bunk in in the nose of trailer, 2 chains. 1 in middle. 2 chains. 2 in one bunk at rear. 2 chains. 3 coil racks on front and rear. 2 on middle single. Beveled lumber and rubber on lumber.

    The racks and lumber stop forward movement. The chain secures to trailer. That size of coil more than likely its touching the deck being he didn't add more timbers to make the cradle smaller. Or it will be once he drives some. Which then makes your racks pointless. All that securement and I still say he is under/improperly secure.

    If I had to load, tarp it open deck and not my trailer. 2,1,2 in the middle.
     
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  9. DeereRunner97

    DeereRunner97 Light Load Member

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    And this is why we alternate pull. Guy showed up looking like this.
     

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  10. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Heavy Load Member

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    Looks like they are ''wrapped''.

    For me 2 CHAINS [no straps] on the front and back coils 1 chain each in the middle 3 coils, tarp and gone. Just drive properly.
     
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  11. randomname

    randomname Light Load Member

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    I agree with jamespmack, it looks like they are resting on the deck already.
    My phone is small, but I’m not seeing any racks under them, is this true?
     
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