Zipties to lock chassis pins.

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  1. JJKid

    JJKid Medium Load Member

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    Who uses them?

    I hope everyone!! It is really surprising.. I see alot of container drivers with no zipties on the pins.... all it takes is a small bump and oops.. they're open.

    My company I work for is aggressively on drivers who are not using zipties.. heck, I even heard they are billing them $50 for each pin thats not ziptied. FAIR Enough...

    anyone else agree?
     
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  3. dca

    dca Road Train Member

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    neutral on the agree part ..

    I'm not a regular, but I check those I pull. Its part of the pre+trip. I carry zipties for various reasons not just containers.
     
  4. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Years ago, '80's, we never had zip ties to secure the turn pins, and in the 4 1/2 years I did that xxxx, I never had any trouble, even bouncing empty on Chicago's wonderful side streets. :dontknow:
     
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  5. Truckin2Eat

    Truckin2Eat Medium Load Member

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    The way some of the chassis pins lock in they will not come out because you don't have have a zip tie on it. But some will I been pulling intermodal for a while so I can kinda look and tell the difference. And I don't kno I never read it but they say it is DOT law to have zip ties on the chassis so take the chance of getting busted or the pins coming out. Or simply put them on. It's a 80% chance I have mines zip tied.
     
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  6. dca

    dca Road Train Member

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    Zipties or Zip ties .. The company tells me its mandatory.. Dot this dot that.. OK..

    I haven't read it anywhere either
     
  7. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    I zip tie them. Once the latch broke on transit and it came undone and jump the back pins. I was empty
     
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  8. RERM

    RERM Road Train Member

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    Use them every time . I mean, how lazy can you be?
     
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    striker Road Train Member

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    bailing wire, put it on when needed, remove and reuse on the next one
     
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  10. DetroitSpecial

    DetroitSpecial Light Load Member

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    All i can say is GET STOPPED BY D.O.T. w/ o em & it will be your BEST DAY OVER!! I can promise you that lol
     
  11. JJKid

    JJKid Medium Load Member

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    agreed with all comments. talked with safety guy today.. this upcoming safety meeting (this saturday), it's going to be mandatory for all containers brought back to the yard to have zipties on them or they will start terminating drivers for not securing their loads properly.

    i was in the shop the other day and i seen safety guy on a person who brought in a container with 2 back pins unlocked, his exact words were "unless you have 100k to pay up for cargo insurance and a guarenteed x amount of money to cover anyone in involved and hurt by your lack of judgement and carelessness, you will #$*#( use zipties and thats final".. i wish i knew what the driver told him before safety guy he told him that. kinda walked away after that comment..lol.

    probably along the lines of "but i got it from the yard like that". lol
     
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