Metal Rolls In Dry Van

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Michael B.'s Comment
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So this is my current load, 41324 pounds of copper wire on 9 reels. My first time hauling these, didnt even know they used dry vans for rolls. I assumed they only shipped flatbed. They are in a wood cradle he made with no straps. So, I say, WE DONT NEED NO SCHTINKING FLATBEDS.... lol The guy asked where I was going with the load, I told him to the metal recycler down the street. His reaction was priceless.

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.
andhe78's Comment
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It has never ceased to amaze me what you door slammers can get away with because you have a roof and some walls around a load.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Is it just me or does that NOT look stable at all? Based on the picture I wouldn't haul that, although it may be more stable than it appears. Similar to those paper rolls that are placed on the nonslip mat.

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PackRat's Comment
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I've hauled stacked coils before, but never shotgun loaded like that. Be slow and real careful going around any intersections or tight turns. I really don't like the looks of that load one bit, and would have turned it down. I've heard or seen too many coils come off flatbeds for a variety of reasons that were tied down. Those are 4500 lbs each; as heavy as the bigger SUVs each.

HOS:

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Susan D. 's Comment
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Those look like some handy dandy wood cradles nailed into the floor. If that bracing is nailed through the floor like they do with our forklifts, I'd haul it, but I'd drive it like I do tall paper rolls or forklifts (like a smooth bore liquid tank).

I've also hauled the big a frame plate glass racks before.. they were braced by wood which was nailed through the floor also.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Nails through 4 X 4s to the floor? They must be gutter nails, then, and those are made of aluminum or copper.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Probably just toenailed, which is good enough for lateral movement. I still have a hard time wrapping my mind around how that could be called secure. The "what ifs" would scare me the most.

After a few years now of over-securing everything on an open deck, it's just hard to look at that as anything but unsafe. The mind of a flatbedder, I guess haha.

Just the other day, someone proudly posted this picture of their load. I fell obligated to point out that the securement was illegal. Even this wasn't enough securement for a flatbed.

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G-Town's Comment
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Wow.

I am NOT a securement expert, not a flatbedder...defer to our resident experts on that.

However basic common sense would indicate this load is going to lean because all the weight is to the left. Totally unbalanced.

Good luck with this...hopefully you made it to your delivery destination safely.

Old School's Comment
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I'm in agreement. That load just doesn't look right. I'm curious Michael... how did it go? Are you still with us?

Michael B.'s Comment
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LMAO, yeah I'm alive!!! The load was actually centered in the trailer, just looks one sided from the camera angle. It was surprisingly stable. They are unloading it as I write this but I looked it over before they started and all was good, no movement at all. They apparantly ship it all in boxes as they cant fit a flatbed in their dark indoor dock.

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