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New York State Metal Coil Endorsement Securement Manual

SECTION 3: METAL COILS

Securement Requirements for Individual Metal Coils with Eyes Lengthwise:

There are three options for safely securing individual coils that are loaded with their eyes lengthwise.

Securement Option #1:

Step #1: Support the coil above the deck to prevent the coil from rolling.

Step #2: Attach at least one direct tiedown on each diagonal through the eye of the coil making an angle not more than 45 degrees with the floor of the vehicle when viewed from the side.

Attach at least one indirect tiedown side-to-side over the top of the coil.

Use blocking or friction mats to prevent forward movement.

Securement Option #2:

Same as Option #1, except the direct tiedowns are straight instead of diagonal.

Securement Option #3:

This option is the same as Option #1 and #2, except the two direct tiedowns are replaced with two indirect tiedowns over the front and rear parts of the coil.

Securement Requirements for a Row of Metal Coils with Eyes Lengthwise:

A row of coils is made up of three or more coils loaded in like mode and in a line. The requirements for securing a row of coils is similar to securing individual coils (Option #3).

Step #1:

Support the coils above the deck to prevent the coils from rolling. The means to support the coils (for example, timbers, chocks or wedges, a cradle, etc.) must not become unfastened or loose while the vehicle is in transit.

Step #2:

Attach at least two direct tiedowns over each coil or side-by-side row.

Step #3:

Use blocking or friction mats to prevent front-to-back movement in the forward direction.

Securement Requirements for Metal Coils in Sided Vehicles or Intermodal Containers without Anchor Points:

Coils must be prevented from horizontal movement or from tipping, by use of the following:
  • Friction mats
  • System of blocking and bracing
  • Tiedowns and blocking
  • Tiedowns and bracing

The carrier/driver must ensure that the securement system meets the performance criteria requirements (Section 1).

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

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

Option #3 for a single metal coil with eyes lengthwise requires:
  • Two indirect tiedowns over the front and rear parts of the coil.
  • One direct tiedown on each diagonal through the eye of the coil
  • At least one indirect tiedown side-to-side over the top of the coil.
  • Two direct tiedowns on either side straight through the eye.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Securement Option #2:

Same as Option #1, except the direct tiedowns are straight instead of diagonal.

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A row of metal coils loaded with eyes lengthwise requires how many direct tiedowns over each side-by-side row or coil?
  • One
  • It depends on the size of the coils.
  • Two
  • Four

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Step #2:

Attach at least two direct tiedowns over each coil or side-by-side row.

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When securing a metal coil with eyes lengthwise, all of the following are steps for securement option #1 except for:
  • Attach at least one indirect tiedown side-to-side over the top.
  • Attach at least one tiedown through the eye diagonally each way.
  • These are all part of method #1.
  • Support the coil above the deck.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Step #1: Support the coil above the deck to prevent the coil from rolling.

Step #2: Attach at least one direct tiedown on each diagonal through the eye of the coil making an angle not more than 45 degrees with the floor of the vehicle when viewed from the side.

Attach at least one indirect tiedown side-to-side over the top of the coil.

Use blocking or friction mats to prevent forward movement.

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