Flatbed Question

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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Night before last about 2am I was eastbound on I-10 outside Phoenix, a flatbed passed me carrying concrete Jersey barriers. Had 2 rows of three. I didn't see any straps so I called on the cb telling him he forgot to strap his load. He had no radio. A few miles up I hit a construction zone, left lane's closed and there he is behind 3 other flatbeds with Jersey barriers. Only one had straps. Is this customary for flatbeds not to strap them for short trips or something or was 3/4s of those I saw just lazy? Seems dangerous to me.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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*westbound, not eastbound.

Old School's Comment
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That is curious Mikey. I saw a container recently that was loaded on a flatbed with no apparent securement devices. I can't imagine taking that kind of risk. It makes me wonder if they have it secured in some way that isn't obvious. I looked twice at the shipping container I saw and even looked in the bottom corners where they pin them to a chassis, but saw nothing.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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. I looked twice at the shipping container I saw and even looked in the bottom corners where they pin them to a chassis, but saw nothing.

Old School, when I was running cans to TraPac in Oakland, I used black zip ties, which were hard to see. I did use white ones, when I could find the heavier-duty ones, and those you could see pretty easily.

Laura

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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