Passed The NYS Metal Coil Endorsement

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Delco Dave's Comment
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Thank you! Understood!

I figured it had something to do with the loading/unloading process. Wasn’t sure if it was also an issue with damaging the edges on one side by laying it down.

Surprised the DOT allows them to be in the rolling position due to safety reasons. With all the safety rules they have already, common sense would tell you the coils laying on side to prevent rolling would be the safest way

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.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Since I’m at it at, got another question.. sounds like its just a $$$ grab but I’ll ask anyway!

Why does New York have its own coil endorsement? Wouldn’t you secure them the same no matter what state you where in or traveling through?

Chris L's Comment
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Delco Dave wrote:

Thank you! Understood!

I figured it had something to do with the loading/unloading process. Wasn’t sure if it was also an issue with damaging the edges on one side by laying it down.

Surprised the DOT allows them to be in the rolling position due to safety reasons. With all the safety rules they have already, common sense would tell you the coils laying on side to prevent rolling would be the safest way

From the NYS manual cargo restraints must have a working load limit of at least 50% of the weight of the cargo that is being secured. There are also specific requirements for transporting metal coil.

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.

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