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European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse

American and Canadian rules require stuff in a van or reefer to be tied down, but it’s out of sight and can be overlooked by inspectors.

Koegel equipped its Cargo display trailer with various types of load-securing devices for several kinds of freight. This one includes curtain sides and a fold-up roof tarp for side and top loading. Photos: Koegel

November 30, 2016

Like here, tying down the goods is a concern in Europe, because a dominant German trailer builder recently displayed a van with numerous securement options aboard. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

Tags: Vans, Europe, Cargo Securement, Safety & Compliance, Van Trailers

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:22 AM | » Comments(1)

Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge

Did you see that scrap-hauling rig tipping over on the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River last Friday?

Scrap-hauling dump trailer heels over just ahead of car in the adjacent lane on the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River. Photos: Tom Berg, from video by "Hypotenuse"

May 18, 2016

Did you see that scrap-hauling rig tipping over on the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River last Friday? The rear axle broke loose and the trailer lost its footing. What a Friday-the-13th happening!

Tags: Equipment Issues, Safety & Compliance, Dump Trailers, Accidents

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:34 PM | » Comments(0)

Snow on the Roof? Knock It Off with Compressed Air, Driver Says

November 26, 2013

Snow is spreading across much of the country, and maybe everyone’s biggest worry is just getting there. But if you’re motoring down the highway and a trailer ahead of you starts shedding sheets of snow and ice, that’ll make your trip even more interesting.

Tags: Trailers, Winter, Safety & Compliance

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(3)

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