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How To Safely Secure Your Load On A Dry Van Trailer

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Securing a load properly in a dry van trailer is paramount for keeping both people and cargo safe. Many accidents can be prevented if the rules are followed regarding securing cargo. What kind of security is needed? What you’ll need to properly tie down cargo: shoring bars, tie downs, dunnage bags or a combination of two or all. One thing you don’t want to have happen is rocking and rolling cargo. These types of items need wedges, chocks or cradles to keep them secure. Whatever is used, they must be secured tightly so they stay stationary while the van is moving. How many devices should be used? Generally, the rule is that articles five feet long or less and weighing less than 500 kilograms should have one tiedown. Two tiedowns are needed for cargo that’s five feet long or less but weighs more than 500 kilograms. Items between five and…

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