Metal Rolls In Dry Van

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Wow, congrats, Michael B. Sheesh...even 'i' had sweat on my brow looking at that. (You didn't REALLY go to a recycler, did you?!?)

Turtle ... can you elaborate as to what is 'illegal' about that pic you posted of some other guys' load? Does each spool need 3 points of securement? I'm just curious. Y'all flatbedders intrigue me, for sure.

Thanks~!~

Be safe, all.

Turtle's Comment
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Turtle ... can you elaborate as to what is 'illegal' about that pic you posted of some other guys' load? Does each spool need 3 points of securement?

Simply put, any cargo over 5ft in length or over 1000lbs is required to have at least two tiedowns. Only his front set of spools meets this requirement. The rest only have a single chain.

The new driver in question was only using enough tie-downs for the gross weight. However, that only works with cargo that is stacked from front to rear with no spaces in between, such as palletized product. Having a space between each set of spools requires him to treat each set as individual cargo.

Michael B.'s Comment
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Wow, congrats, Michael B. Sheesh...even 'i' had sweat on my brow looking at that. (You didn't REALLY go to a recycler, did you?!?)

Turtle ... can you elaborate as to what is 'illegal' about that pic you posted of some other guys' load? Does each spool need 3 points of securement? I'm just curious. Y'all flatbedders intrigue me, for sure.

Thanks~!~

Be safe, all.

Lol, no but with the current price at $2.21 per pound for clean copper wire I had a good $88,000 in just scrap value! Woohoo party time🤑🤑🤑!!! Well, at least until Johnny law catches up. 😭😭😭

ChrisEMT's Comment
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I had pulled out of that dedicated account when Werner had it. Those guys were great in securing the loads, and I would never had to second guess if my load was secured or if I was going to be overweight, or if my axle weights would be off... Chris

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Turtle, you need to post more in 'FLATBED VARIETY' with explanations with why you do, what you do. Michael B., You can too, haha! ChrisEMT did you pull yours on a flatbed or in a van, like Michael? Now that O/S has his new digs, maybe he will post more open deck pics. Still think y'all should start a new thread; never knew that about the 2 chains for 'separate cargo.' I was thinking 3, but we females (non truckers) always overthink stuff.

Flatbed really intrigues me. Hubby pulled 'em for a few winters out of asphalt season; the ride alongs were.. um.. yeah. Not our 'forte..

I really love y'alls F/B lessons.. open decks (and oddballs in vans, haha!) intrigue me. Since Pat Motz isn't around anymore, y'all need to bump up the GAME, guys!

Thanks for the answers, btw... Turtle and MB. MORE PIX, please?!? Kudos~~!!!! Anne

Susan D. 's Comment
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I don't have a clue what kind of nails they use but at Toyota industrial equipment, they use a nail gun that shoots these nails through the bracing and THROUGH the floor.. as in when the bracing is removed and nails pulled, you can see daylight through the trailer floor. It's weird but in a short time, the holes in the wood floors just disappear. I guess the wood swells slightly from humidity to conceal them lol. Forklifts and the glass racks are also positioned down the center of the trailer in our case too.

I admit the loads look crazy in the box, but are pretty darn stable. Glad you made it safe and sound. Next time you won't be so shocked at how they "secure " crazy stuff in dry vans.. definitely the stuff of flatbedder nightmares.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Susan says

I admit the loads look crazy in the box, but are pretty darn stable. Glad you made it safe and sound. Next time you won't be so shocked at how they "secure " crazy stuff in dry vans.. definitely the stuff of flatbedder nightmares

What susan is trying to say is that flatbedders have a bit to learn from us door swingers. First lesson will be how to back up 😉.

Ok ok maybe she that's not what she meant smile.gif

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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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The thing I don’t get is those coils are neither “secured” nor “braced.” Flatbedders build cradles for coils too, but we secure to keep the coils in the cradles. Other than gravity, what is keeping those coils from rolling right out of those cradles if hitting a curve way to fast? Our company actually expects our load to not move even if we flip the trailer completely over.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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