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Driver's Handbook on Cargo Securement - Chapter 5: Metal Coils

Securing Coils Transported With Eyes Crosswise on a Vehicle with Anchor Points

There are three requirements for coils transported with eyes crosswise:

Prevent the coil from rolling

Attach one tiedown forward.

Attach one tiedown rearward.

Requirements for securing a single coil

Prevent the coil from rolling by supporting it:

  • Timbers, chocks, or wedges held in place by coil bunks or similar devices to prevent them from coming loose.
  • A cradle (for example, two hardwood timbers and two coil bunks) that is restrained from sliding by:
    • Friction mats under the cradle.
    • Nailed wood blocking or cleats.
    • Placing a tiedown around the front of the cradle.
  • The support must:
    • Support the coil just above the deck.
    • Not become unintentionally unfastened or loose in transit.

The use of nailed blocking or cleats as the sole means to secure timbers, chocks or wedges, or a nailed wood cradle, is prohibited.

One tiedown forward

Attach at least one tiedown through the eye of the coil to restrain against forward motion. If possible, the angle between the tiedown and the deck should be less than 45.

One tiedown rearward

Attach at least one tiedown through the eye of the coil to restrain against rearward motion. If possible, the angle between the tiedown and the deck should be less than 45.

Note: Attaching tiedowns diagonally through the eye of a coil to form an X-pattern when viewed from above the vehicle is prohibited.

Note: If a tiedown is used around the front of the cradle, it does not count towards the aggregate WLL for tiedowns through the eye of the coil.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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Methods to keep a cradle from sliding include:
  • Nailed wood blocking or cleats.
  • Friction mats under the cradle.
  • Placing a tiedown around the front of the cradle.
  • These can all be used.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Requirements for securing a single coil

Prevent the coil from rolling by supporting it:

  • Timbers, chocks, or wedges held in place by coil bunks or similar devices to prevent them from coming loose.
  • A cradle (for example, two hardwood timbers and two coil bunks) that is restrained from sliding by:
    • Friction mats under the cradle.
    • Nailed wood blocking or cleats.
    • Placing a tiedown around the front of the cradle.
  • The support must:
    • Support the coil just above the deck.
    • Not become unintentionally unfastened or loose in transit.
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All of the following are requirements for transporting coils with eyes crosswise except:
  • Attach one tiedown rearward
  • Attach one tiedown forward
  • Prevent the coil from rolling
  • These are all requirements

Quote From The CDL Manual:

There are three requirements for coils transported with eyes crosswise:

Prevent the coil from rolling

Attach one tiedown forward.

Attach one tiedown rearward.

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