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  1. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Medium Load Member

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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