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Composite Strapping Necessary for Safe Lumber Haulage

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Union Pacific is pulling railcars from storage for the first time in four years to haul lumber for home builders, a welcome source of strength for an industry that’s bucking the effects of a slowing economy. With more buildings going up, and more lumber being hauled than in previous years, Redback Industries recommends companies take the necessary precautions when strapping their lumber down. Our composite strapping and galvanised buckles are designed for bulky and and irregular shaped objects, such as…
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WSDOT Funding for Freight Rail

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Do you need to secure heavy loads, bundled objects and irregularly shaped objects often? If you do, then consider Redback Industries composite strapping and galvanized buckles as safer methods of securing loads when compared to steel banding. If you work in haulage or freight, then you are already aware of safety issues when it comes to securing loads, but did you know that composite strapping has many advantages over steel banding? It features maximum impact resistance, minimal lash back when…
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Highway Bill to Fund Construction and Safety Programs

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Ending nearly three years of deadlock and delay since the last comprehensive funding law expired, the House and Senate, on the 29th of June, approved a two-year highway bill that will fund construction and safety programs though September 2014. Redback Industries fully supports any initiatives which focus on safety while transporting goods, and we consider Redback composite strapping and galvanised buckles to be the safest way of securing heavy loads, bundled loads and irregular shaped objects. Provisions in the bill…
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Use Composite Strapping with Intermodal Cargo Transport

This week sees a rise in U.S intermodal cargo transport, and we believe hope to see a rise in the use of composite strapping, like Redback composite cord strapping, to improve safety and provide a better strapping solution. According to the American Association of Railroads, U.S intermodal traffic rose 3.8% for the week ended Saturday June 9, compared to figures from a year ago. Container traffic climbed 6.1% to 216,565 units. Intermodal freight transport, which tends to be higher-valued merchandise…
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