Driver's Handbook on Cargo Securement - Chapter 7: Concrete Pipe Loaded Crosswise

Arranging the Load

Requirements for arranging pipe with different diameter

Load pipe of more than one diameter in groups that consist of pipe of only one size.

Secure each group of pipe separately.

Requirements for arranging a bottom tier
There are two ways to arrange the bottom tier:

Cover the full length of the vehicle.

Arrange as a partial tier in one or two groups.

Requirements for arranging an upper tier

Place pipe only in the wells formed by pipes in the tier below.

Do not start an additional tier unless all wells in the tier beneath are filled.

Requirements for arranging the top tier

Arrange the top tier as a complete tier, a partial tier in one group, or a partial tier in two groups.

Requirements for arranging bell pipe

On spacers

Load bell pipe on at least two longitudinal spacers tall enough to ensure that the bell is clear of the deck.

One tier

Load bell pipe on one tier so that the bells alternate on opposite sides of the vehicle.

If possible, the ends of consecutive pipe must be staggered within the allowable width.

If the ends cannot be staggered, they must be aligned.

More than one tier with complete tiers

Bells of the bottom tier must all be on the same side of the vehicle

Bells of the upper tiers must be are on the opposite side of the vehicle from the bells of the tier below.

More than one tier with partial upper tier

Pipe in the bottom tier that do not support a pipe above must have their bells alternating on opposite sides of the vehicle.

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.

Review Questions - Click On The Picture To Begin...

When securing concrete bell pipe in multiple complete tiers, all of the following are true except:
  • All of these apply.
  • Bells of the bottom tier must all be on the same side of the vehicle
  • Stack the tiers in pyramid fashion.
  • Bells of the upper tiers must all be on the opposite side of the vehicle from the bells of the tier below.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

More than one tier with complete tiers

Bells of the bottom tier must all be on the same side of the vehicle

Bells of the upper tiers must be are on the opposite side of the vehicle from the bells of the tier below.

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When loading bell pipe on one tier, all of the following apply except:
  • If the ends cannot be staggered, they must be aligned.
  • Load bell pipe on one tier so that the bells alternate on opposite sides of the vehicle.
  • Load bell pipe on one tier so that the bells all lie on one side of the vehicle.
  • If possible, the ends of consecutive pipe must be staggered within the allowable width.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

One tier

Load bell pipe on one tier so that the bells alternate on opposite sides of the vehicle.

If possible, the ends of consecutive pipe must be staggered within the allowable width.

If the ends cannot be staggered, they must be aligned.

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When securing concrete pipe loaded crosswise, arrange the top tier:
  • As a partial tier in two groups.
  • Any of these are acceptable.
  • As a complete tier.
  • As a partial tier in one group.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Requirements for arranging the top tier

Arrange the top tier as a complete tier, a partial tier in one group, or a partial tier in two groups.

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