Twisted straps were singing in the wind

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  1. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Light Load Member

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    This is the first time the direction of the twist has been brought to my attention. I don’t remember but I betcha I made a little strap sail with the twist and that was the cause. Excellent work detective shaker
     
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  3. Kelmaugo

    Kelmaugo Bobtail Member

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    I was taken out of service for twisted straps. Asked the officer to show me in the book and it’s in there.
     
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  4. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Light Load Member

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    Where did that happen?
     
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  5. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

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    Twisted straps vs one half twist on each side of the load when securing by indirect method are two different things..

    Post link to regulation stating otherwise please..
     
  6. ltlmore

    ltlmore Light Load Member

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    Yeah this is all new to me as well. I always thought twisted straps were from lazy drivers that didn't give a ####. Learn something everyday. Thought I read something years ago that twists in the straps lowers their braking point. Any truth to that?
     
  7. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Look for old posts by @Scalemaster
    He gave the legal response which is a point off view not shared by most flatbedders here.
     
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