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Top 20 Cargo Securement OOS Violations [2014]

Top 20 Cargo Securement OOS Violations [2014]

The top 20 cargo securement OOS violations represent over 80% of the total violations relating to cargo control. These account for around 13% of all OOS violations and are also one of the easiest to avoid. Cargo securement violations are the 4th most common violations leading to vehicles being placed out-of-service (OOS). Top 20 Cargo Securement OOS Violations [2014] Rank Violation Code Violation Description % […]

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Self-Driving Trucks – What Does it Mean for Cargo Control?

Self-Driving Trucks – What Does it Mean for Cargo Control?

Self-Driving trucks are not a futuristic, far-away dream. They are already a reality, and this new reality could drastically affect the trucking industry and cargo control itself. Recently, Budweiser made headlines for the “first delivery” using Otto’s self-driving truck technology on a Volvo VNL. The truck drove on a 120-mile stretch of interstate, needing a real-life driver to enter the interstate and finish the delivery […]

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Laclede Chain App Review

Laclede Chain App Review

The Laclede Chain App is free and available from Google Play, AppStore, and Amazon Marketplace. The app is developed from Laclede Chain, “the oldest chain manufacturer in the USA”. Laclede Chain is American owned and operated and goes back a long way: to 1854! The name Laclede has even earlier origins from the French fur trader Pierre Laclède, who founded St. Louis in 1764. The […]

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How to Convert a Winch Into A Ratcheting Winch

How to Convert a Winch Into A Ratcheting Winch

Want a ratcheting winch but currently have a non-ratchet winch? To convert a winch into a ratcheting winch, make use of Ancra’s SilverCap OverDrive Ratcheting Cap. This ratcheting cap allows you to easily convert any winch into a ratchet winch. The ratcheting cap fits over the winch, making it fast and easy to use. The added benefit of a ratchet winch is that it is […]

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What is Working Load Limit (WLL)?

What is Working Load Limit (WLL)?

Working Load Limit (WLL) is the maximum load a component or assembly should be subjected to during routine use. These values apply to new products in normal working conditions and are marked by the manufacturer on the synthetic web tie down assembly or other cargo securement system. U.S. Department of Transportation regulations subchapter B-Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, 49 CFR, Part 393, Paragraph 393.102(b) requires that: […]

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Kinedyne Ratchet Straps and Winch Straps

Kinedyne Ratchet Straps and Winch Straps

Kinedyne is recognized as one of the brands of choice by the transportation industry, including Flatbed and Interior Van fleet operators, based on the quality and reliability of their products. In addition to Flatbed and Interior Van products, other featured categories include Chain Accessories, Webbing, Hardware, Tire Chains, Auto Towing & Transport Products and Recreational Vehicle Tie-Downs. The name Kinedyne was derived from combining the […]

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Check Out Our New Lifting Sling Category

Check Out Our New Lifting Sling Category

Choose from one of our Lifting Sling types: Flat Eye & Eye View All Twisted Eye View All Endless Slings View All Endless Round Slings View All Get the Lifting Slings You Need… Which type of lifting strap is best for your application? Lifting Straps, Polyester Lifting slings, Endless Round Slings, Endless Slings, Chain Slings, Specialty slings – the options can seem endless. Whatever your […]

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Problem with 2 Tow Slings Binding Together?

Problem with 2 Tow Slings Binding Together?

No worries, use an old magazine rolled up to prevent them from binding together. After using simply release the slings and remove the magazine.

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DOT Turns 50 Years Old

DOT Turns 50 Years Old

Meet the Secretaries of Transportation: 1966 – 2016 For fifty years the Department of Transportation has been working to ensure that the nation’s transportation system is safe, efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly. This mural depicts the 17 Secretaries of Transportation whose leadership has ensured that all Americans can enjoy the freedom to travel nationally and internationally for business and pleasure. Click on the blue dots to […]

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CVSA’s International Road Check June 2-4

CVSA’s International Road Check June 2-4

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Administration (CVSA) has announced that it will host their 28th annual international safety check on June 2-4, 2015.  With the assistance of approximately 10,000 certified local inspectors, they will perform safety checks on trucks and buses across North America.  This is the largest targeted safety enforcement check in the world, with upwards of 15 trucks and buses being inspected every minute across the […]

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