Zipties to lock chassis pins.

Discussion in 'Intermodal Trucking Forum' started by JJKid, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. DetroitSpecial

    DetroitSpecial Light Load Member

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    Lol,well i use pink and yellow zipties,so when dot gets along side of me he can easily see the job is done allready,i figure it like this you have to twist da locks anyway once the operator drops it on yo back,mite as well do it and CYA! Sometimes DOT will be sitting on the exit at the ports,where u come in at and boy boy boy,GLAD IT AINT ME LOL
     
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  3. Ebola Guy

    Ebola Guy Heavy Load Member

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    I seldom use zipties. We use our own chassis and there are a select few manufacturers whose pins or turnlocks will bounce out if you don't have then secured. But we are phasing them out of the pool. Aside from those most of our chassis turnlocks are secured by a spring loaded catch. Legal? Dunno. I haven't been on the backside of a scale house in a long long time to find out.
     
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  4. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Hi Ebola, I couldn't remember, but I thought those turn pins had a spring loaded catch, and on occasion, those springs were broke, and like striker sez, a little piece of wire held it down. I mean, pretty basic stuff. Again, this is what we've come to in the trucking industry. :biggrin_25512:
     
  5. JJKid

    JJKid Medium Load Member

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    nice.

    the company i work for is in the process of thinking getting their own 40ft chassis.. omg... this will be awesome lol. They have about 40 triaxles of their own.. awesome equipment...
     
  6. Truckin2Eat

    Truckin2Eat Medium Load Member

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    Who do you pull for? If u don't mind me asking
     
  7. JJKid

    JJKid Medium Load Member

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    I pull for Kiswani out of South Holland, IL.

    RERM ( who posted in this thread ) does too.
     
  8. Truckin2Eat

    Truckin2Eat Medium Load Member

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    Are those the trucks with the white or silver KW on the door?
     
  9. JJKid

    JJKid Medium Load Member

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    No... not that I'm aware of. It's about a 75 truck company, half company drivers and half owner operators. Mixed fleet of trucks.
     
  10. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    If I was going to stay with the container biz, I was going to buy a spread axle, aluminum chassis, and just do container lifts ( they still had "Z"-vans then). I would have had to get a different tractor, as well, as the old Pete just wasn't cutting it. Rather than do all that, I pulled the plug, altogether, and lived happily ever after. (company jobs, although, I still miss that ol' Pete:biggrin_2553:
     
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  11. RERM

    RERM Road Train Member

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    YES!!!! I've been wondering how long it would take them to do this!!! If they do....WOW!!!!!

    I know Adrian Carriers has there own 40ft chassis and I've seen plenty of those 20-40ft extendable...man this would cut down in wasted time by quite a bit!!!!
     
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