Securing Dry Van Load - Question

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Dave Reid's Comment
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Yes, reefer walls are typically much stronger than dry van walls. Reefer walls can take the outward pressure from the load bars.

Is there much difference between dry van and reefer on this topic?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Keith A.'s Comment
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I don't have to do it often, but I'll usually wedge the bars up first, then take a load strap and sort of cinch the walls back together. No one really walked me through any of that so I figured it out myself, it's been working so far.

Dave Reid's Comment
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For added safety, just put the straps in first

I don't have to do it often, but I'll usually wedge the bars up first, then take a load strap and sort of cinch the walls back together. No one really walked me through any of that so I figured it out myself, it's been working so far.

Keith A.'s Comment
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Is that largely to keep from... sort of cranking the walls too tight?

Dave Reid's Comment
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Other way around

Is that largely to keep from... sort of cranking the walls too tight?

Keith A.'s Comment
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Sorry, I'm not following. I know you can't really use a load bar on its own because the dry van walls are too flexible on their own, but not getting why you put the strap up first, then the bar

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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The times I was required by the shipper to use load bars (beer pallets and paper rolls) all I needed was to put a bar in at the back side of the load. If I used a strap, that by itself was enough.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dave Reid's Comment
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Load bars put in tightly enough to really hold can blow out the walls of light dry vans. Put the strap in first and you brace the walls so that they can take the stress of the bar.

I'm new with dry vans so I asked an expert at Schneider and this is how I was instructed.

Fortunately I've only had to do this once in almost five months.

In my former reefer days, we had to put two load bars in almost all the time...three for egg loads. I'd never seen these dang ratchet straps until I went to Schneider.

Sorry, I'm not following. I know you can't really use a load bar on its own because the dry van walls are too flexible on their own, but not getting why you put the strap up first, then the bar

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

andhe78's Comment
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It’s cute hearing door slammers talk about load securement. 😄

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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It’s cute hearing door slammers talk about load securement. 😄

LOL

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