Question Around Securing A Load

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Martin L.'s Comment
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Hi All

I am new to driving and on class 2. I am driving light pallet loads in a hard body vehicle. Do I actually need add a strap internally or does the lightness of the load and the hard body mean I do not need to?

Trucker Chris (CK)'s Comment
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Secure your load every time. You are responsible for it if it causes damage or injury.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Secure your load every time. You are responsible for it if it causes damage or injury.

Depends on the load and whats hauling it. In 3 years I've had straps on less than a half dozen loads hauling 53' dry van.

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hi All

I am new to driving and on class 2. I am driving light pallet loads in a hard body vehicle. Do I actually need add a strap internally or does the lightness of the load and the hard body mean I do not need to?

If nothing else, these guys might be able to help: (sorry ... won't link!)

http://www.flatbedcarrier.com/forum.html

One strap too little is one strap too late.

~ Anne ~

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Secure your load every time. You are responsible for it if it causes damage or injury.

Yessir..

Meant to quote you, as well.

The Ohio 'pallet' parades are quite an issue. It's been in the news: Ohio Laws, re: Unsecured Loads

IMHO, about time.

~ Anne ~

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hi All

I am new to driving and on class 2. I am driving light pallet loads in a hard body vehicle. Do I actually need add a strap internally or does the lightness of the load and the hard body mean I do not need to?

In my afterthought; I bet you are in Canada! Same/similar rules apply.

~ A ~

Art M.'s Comment
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Hi All

I am new to driving and on class 2. I am driving light pallet loads in a hard body vehicle. Do I actually need add a strap internally or does the lightness of the load and the hard body mean I do not need to?

Depends on the driving. I've never had anything fall or move in the van/reefer, first time actually reading a question about such thing as strapping a load inside the van. Unless it is some kind of awkward bulgy unstable thing, but then it supposed to be secured on the pallet itself.

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A refrigerated trailer.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Hi All

I am new to driving and on class 2. I am driving light pallet loads in a hard body vehicle. Do I actually need add a strap internally or does the lightness of the load and the hard body mean I do not need to?

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Depends on the driving. I've never had anything fall or move in the van/reefer, first time actually reading a question about such thing as strapping a load inside the van. Unless it is some kind of awkward bulgy unstable thing, but then it supposed to be secured on the pallet itself.

Loads can shift. Should have load locks and/or straps to secure the load. Doesn't matter if the load is secured to pallets. Pallets can slide around inside a truck.

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A refrigerated trailer.

Trucker Chris (CK)'s Comment
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I have a buddy who accidentally tipped two pallets of blueberries... consignee rejected the entire load due to damage. He was personally responsible for $40,000 of the claim. Insurance doesn't cover negligence.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Art M.'s Comment
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""Loads can shift. Should have load locks and/or straps to secure the load. Doesn't matter if the load is secured to pallets. Pallets can slide around inside a truck.""

Like it was mentioned.. "Depends on the driving". If a driver person is "fool of negligence", "rush head", "speed junky".. etc, then do yourself a favor, NAIL the load to the floor)

Pallets don't just slide and loads don't just shift, unless at posted 45 turns going 60 and alike. Flatbeds and non-air-ride equipment is a different story, straps should come with them.

People mostly forget they have a load to deliver, not just "get there".

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