You Dropped Something

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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My dad passed this on his way to work, this is why you need to double and triple check your load securement.

Lucky for him it doesn't look like anyone got hurt.

PackRat's Comment
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Illinois or Indiana?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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In Illinois on I-55 around 1st Av

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I saw one on a flatbed without a single visible means of securement.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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That's why the I/M drivers that care will use zip-ties to hold the twist locks closed. I've pulled chassis' before that have broken my zipties due to rough roads bouncing the security latch on the twist locks. While the twist locks are a 90 degree to secure, at about 30 or so degrees the container can lift off the securement dog. If that latch bounces up and the twist lock bounces even part way around, well, you get that dropping sensation... Always yellow zipties, and always have all four tag ends visible in my mirrors. Any stop gets a walk around to make sure the twist lock is still good to go.

Wild-Bill's Comment
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I always wondered why some containers had bright zip ties flapping around on each corner. Now I know...

I’ll remember to be wary of the ones that don’t.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I used heavy duty white ones. No problems the year I ran cans.


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