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

  1. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Medium Load Member

    Mar 12, 2020
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    Caught this of one going down the road. Seems like lots of the pallet rack loads lean one way or another
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  3. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

    Aug 26, 2014
    Maybe belly straps and pulling both directions would solve that?

    It's why we have 10 winches on each side of our trailer. Take a hookless strap and winch on each side, pull down both ways on stuff that is likely to lean. Learned that from someone here, but don't remember who.
  4. BigBob410

    BigBob410 Road Train Member

    Feb 2, 2016
    Baltimore, MD.
    Exactly what I was thinking! I hope he was wearing the brown pants!! You know to avoid any further embarrassment! What a lucky dude. I think I’d have asked the Trooper for a ride to buy a lottery ticket!!
  5. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Medium Load Member

    Apr 2, 2021
    Greensboro, NC
    No evidence (in the few pics) of Chain usage.
    Musta used Straps since "Chains Are Too Heavy".
    Seems the "Headache Rack" dematerialized or was not installed.

    Appears the "Lucky Drivers" may not "Learn From Their Errors". While Some Do, Others Repeat Errors Till successful at "Driver Crushed In Cab".

    "Hurry, Hurry, Go, Go, Get 'Er Dun. You Don't need all them thar Chains and Straps, just git on Down The Road, Customer's Waiting".
    >>Sad part is some "drivers" obviously prefer to challenge Physics<<
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    That Was Seemingly A "Hot Load".
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    Just a guess based on where it happened and being familiar with the area. I would guess with steel on he was coming from the coast, which means this intersection would be the last stoplight leaving town in a 45mph zone. And the light probably changed on him and he wasn’t prepared.
  7. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

    Jun 26, 2020
    South Texas
    Barring high center of gravity, my securement rule is simple:

    "Secure the load so I can drive the same way loaded as I do empty."

    Some trips would have prevented this issue. If the load leaves the deck, it should be taking chunks of the trailer with it.
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  8. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    Have the same thinking. My primary rule is simple. It does not come off the trailer, unless I want it off the trailer.
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