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Requirements For Securing Rows of Coils

A row of coils is three or more coils loaded in the same way and in a line.

Prevent the coil from rolling

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 tie-down 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.

Tie-downs

Attach at least one tie-down over the top of each coil or side-by-side row, located near the front of the coil.

Attach at least one tie-down over the top of each coil or side-by-side row, located near the rear of the coil.

Use blocking or friction mats to prevent forward movement.

Securing Coils Transported in a Sided Vehicle or Intermodal Container without Anchor Points

To prevent metal coils from moving horizontally and/or tipping:

Follow general cargo securement requirements

Secure the coils using:

  • Blocking and bracing
  • Friction mats
  • A combination of these.

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When securing rows of coils, requirements include all of the following except:

  • Attach at least one tiedown through the center of each row of coils.
  • Use blocking or friction mats to prevent forward movement.
  • Attach at least one tiedown over the top of each coil or side-by-side row, located near the front of the coil.
  • Attach at least one tiedown over the top of each coil or side-by-side row, located near the rear of the coil.
Tiedowns

Attach at least one tiedown over the top of each coil or side-by-side row, located near the front of the coil.

Attach at least one tiedown over the top of each coil or side-by-side row, located near the rear of the coil.

Use blocking or friction mats to prevent forward movement.

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When securing metal coils in a sided vehicle without anchor points:

  • All of these apply
  • Use locking and bracing
  • Follow general cargo securement requirements
  • Use friction mats

Securing Coils Transported in a Sided Vehicle or Intermodal Container without Anchor Points

To prevent metal coils from moving horizontally and/or tipping:

Follow general cargo securement requirements

Secure the coils using:

  • Blocking and bracing
  • Friction mats
  • A combination of these.
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