Does This Look Properly Secured?

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Jamie's Comment
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The lumber on the end, I have 4 straps total, two going over and hooking to the other side and two going under and over the top bundle and hooking back to the driver side. Since I had nothing in the other side of it, I didn't want to risk it sliding during transit which has happened to me before. It did hold up the 60 mile trip, which is pretty far for my trips on thos flatbed account.

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andhe78's Comment
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How are your loads sliding in transit-toward the front or toward the sides?

What you did there is not a “wrap.” I assume you start with your strap in the winch, so I might be off since I do wraps with both ends free, but take the hook over, then under, then back over again and hook opposite the winch side.

C T.'s Comment
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It secure kinda, probably wanna have a strap close to each end. Then have one right over each piece of dunnage. Looks like you did that alrea. The front section looks good. Anytime you have lumber slide it's probably because there was not enough force on the dunnage. Different lumber types can take different amounts of force before you damage it. Ido always get it as tight as possible for everything

Jamie's Comment
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How are your loads sliding in transit-toward the front or toward the sides?

What you did there is not a “wrap.” I assume you start with your strap in the winch, so I might be off since I do wraps with both ends free, but take the hook over, then under, then back over again and hook opposite the winch side.

It commonly slides side to side, mostly toward one side usually the side where nothing is against it and I'll try that in the future and see if it helps.

Joseph I.'s Comment
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Do you ever use stakes in the side rails to help with sliding or is not done on trailers. On our 5th wheel trailer I made some stakes that will set in the side holes without falling through that are easily removable and stored when hauling things on it. Do not know if it is what the DOT is looking for but it worked for me.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Old School's Comment
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Jamie's loads are sliding toward the opposite side of the trailer. That's because of the way they are loaded. Stakes in the side rails won't help with that issue.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jamie, I'm not qualified to advise you. I'm not a flatbedder. But I'm curious, when you switched divisions with Schneider, what training did they give you for flatbed securement?

Jamie's Comment
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Jamie's loads are sliding toward the opposite side of the trailer. That's because of the way they are loaded. Stakes in the side rails won't help with that issue.

Yeah I figured that, I have started putting a strap under the load and pull it across the top and hook it to the same side. It seems to help a lot, only down side is I only have like 10 winches, so when I have a lot to pickup I cant do that. Maybe I should get more.

Jamie's Comment
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Jamie, I'm not qualified to advise you. I'm not a flatbedder. But I'm curious, when you switched divisions with Schneider, what training did they give you for flatbed securement?

We didn't go over load securement that much really, since we dont have to do a lot of special things, we went over how to secure different type of loads, how to do a belly strap and things alike. The 3 days we did training it was mostly learning how to use the forklift, etc.

Generally everything is fone unless I get a load of lumber or a stack of doors for example with nothing on the opposite side and itll start sliding during transit.

Old School's Comment
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Jamie, I like what you're doing with the strap going under and back over to the same side. That's going to help.

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