Pallet Fell Over

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Don's Comment
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We use the door straps with FAB, hauling IP.

A driver can get seriously injured if a pile of stuff falls against the right door when you open it. I learned of a safety technique from shipper International Paper. They require a safety strap attached between the doors when opening them. Thinking that a great idea, Iooked at a truck stop and sure enough they sell them there. I now have one in my side box....if there is any doubt, I use it if I have a live unload. An extra 15 seconds might save your @$$

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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.

Rainy 's Comment
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Before you buy a lock, ask your company which they want you using. Prime wants Abloy because they are supposedly so strong. I broke one though...of course cause im a klutz. This way they have a skeleton key to open any that are left on trailers in the yards.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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These are all good suggestions. We had a a ratchet bar behind the cab that we used to secure our loads that were li e loads. But the ones that are sealed you have no control of. Stay safe all

Raptor

PackRat's Comment
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Before you buy a lock, ask your company which they want you using. Prime wants Abloy because they are supposedly so strong. I broke one though...of course cause im a klutz. This way they have a skeleton key to open any that are left on trailers in the yards.

How did you break a lock? You ARE strong! I've busted everything, but never a trailer lock.

Jamie's Comment
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Before you buy a lock, ask your company which they want you using. Prime wants Abloy because they are supposedly so strong. I broke one though...of course cause im a klutz. This way they have a skeleton key to open any that are left on trailers in the yards.

Good idea, not sure the type of lock I have now. They gave it to me upon getting my first truck as a starter kit. It is pretty strong, the last time I picked up a trailer where the previous driver left it on, the service guy who came out had to torch it off.

I also tried to use bolt cutters yesterday when my lock was frozen with no success! rofl-1.gif

But I'll make sure before I buy any. I've seen some Schneider drivers using very basic locks, but most use the same lock I have currently.

Jamie's Comment
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These are all good suggestions. We had a a ratchet bar behind the cab that we used to secure our loads that were li e loads. But the ones that are sealed you have no control of. Stay safe all

Raptor

Yeah, I always pickup extra straps when I'm at any OC. Since we get them for free.

So I will always check trailers out if I can such as being live loaded or trailer's they either don't have seals or seal on the way out. Because I have secured many loads that I felt had a risk of falling over during transit rather if it did or not, I rather put these free straps on there to be 100% sure

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