What if it Snows?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dave_in_AZ, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Tx Countryboy

    Tx Countryboy Road Train Member

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    Rains all the time up there. If it ain't raining it's snowing.
     
  2. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    Close the doors and it's out of site out of mind. Only way they are getting inspected is if they wreck or get pulled in for a level 1.

    I would agree on the not legal part. Not sure what the legal requirements are because normally I was only worried about keeping stuff from falling over. -- Not secured to the dictates of some bureaucratic stack of paper.

    But with how much the walls move when straps are tightened? My opinion is anything above the first two holes would be a waste of time.

    Here's the thing; the drivers are getting by because van securement is typically not inspected (the exception being Hazmat). I pulled through one roadside inspection place in New Mexico and all van types were waved through. All flats were getting their securement checked over (Looked like a bunch of Kadets in training). Looked like they were also checking tanker's valves and seals.
     
  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Didnt even think of that but thats a great point... they will definatly be getting a lesson in physics hauling that stuff 1 to many times with that little bit of useless securement lol
     
  4. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    Good thing you posted that in response to him or I woulda thought you were trying to poison me (Shell fish reaction)

    Wait maybe you are? Hopefully I haven't been that much of a PITA.........
     
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  5. kemosabi49

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    Years ago, I picked I picked a load of the small Kubota tractors. The real small ones with the loader and backhoe attachments on it. In a dry van. Held seven of them. Guy loading them put one logistics strap across of the backhoe bucket on each one. I asked them if that was it. Said yep and they had never had a problem. I put a bunch of ratchet straps on them. Had 5 drops in Ohio and finalled in Ft Wayne. At every stop I was asked why so many straps. Said some they got didn't have any. Was a great load, payed good and got all the drops off in one day but I refused to haul another one.
     
  6. FlaSwampRat

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    Hauling a van I've seen the sides bow out a lil and flex just hauling soda around. They don't seem that strong, I can't imagine they would hold a piece of construction equipment very well in a panic stop.
     
  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Chains.

    7 chains for Washington.

    That's where I just had my level 1.
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    One emergency stop and they wouldve came through the header board and into ur sleeper. Especially equipment with wheels. I used to run 20 chains and binders and would haul pickup truck rolling chassis piggybacked on eachother and would secure all 4 corners of each one. Could get away with 2 chains on each but all 4 binders, use 1 chain as 2 securment points .Took close to 3 hours from start to finish. Hated that #### as the wheels was on the deck and would roll back n forth side to side ever so slightly on the road and binders would always have slack in them for about the first 300 miles until u could get it real good n tight.. Cant even wrap my head around just closing doors and 1 strap on back and hitting the road. I guess they are all braces together in the front but thats alot of weight being pushed forward in a stop and all the freight has wheels so it moves even easier. To sketchy for me, they couldnt pay me enough money to haul that in a van, unless there was blocking and bracing on each wheel, and even then it would still be tough
     
  9. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

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    No fridge?

    Stay safe poverty truck.
     
  10. Tx Countryboy

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    This driver was told to move some weight in the trailer- He backs up & hits the brakes. (was at scale house in Ill.

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