The Truckers’ Report flatbed Hall of Shame.

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

  1. INRUT

    INRUT Light Load Member

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  2. Bud A.

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    Well, I see a couple of small things wrong with this load. First of all, I'd really like to see a back strap pulling forward on the rear vehicle to keep it from rolling off the back. (I think the pallets and the front wall on the trailer would stop any forward motion of the front vehicle.)

    Second, he probably should have put some old carpet or cut up tarps under the straps to help prevent paint scratches. That's what I always did on Cat loads.

    Third, and this one's open for debate, I'm wondering if he should have used chains instead of straps. "Steel on steel," amirite? Of course, if he used chains, you'd want to see better scratch protection than old carpet scraps -- maybe rubber pads or good moving pads. Also, with chains, you'd want him to use ratchets rather than snap binders, to minimize any slight damage to the product that might occur if you got too much pressure on the chain when you snap down that binder. Ratchets allow better control in that regard.

    Lastly, although I've never hauled cars or pickups, I'm pretty sure you're supposed to roll down the windows and strap through the vehicle rather than over the top, like this (if you're using straps instead of chains):

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  3. Ocl9o

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    Wow that one is crazy ^ i wonder if he got fired
     
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  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    What is wrong with people anyway that they do this stuff, are they really that dumb or are they attempting to make a point to a customer? Maybe they're on the way to the crushers anyway.
     
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  6. stwik

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    ...................there has got to be something else going on here, right? Scrap maybe?

    I’m too young to already believe people are THIS stupid. Good grief.
     
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  7. Bud A.

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    If they weren't on the way to the crushers when they were loaded, they are once the receiver rejects them lol. Not even Dealin' Doug could get rid of those vehicles.

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  8. Bud A.

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    I am so glad you got that picture, by the way. It's worth way more than 1000 words.
     
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    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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