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Strapping Tools for Optimal Cargo Securement

Redback Industries carries a complete range of strapping tools and strapping tensioners for securing cargo. Redback’s line of PROSERIES strapping tools is noted for their precision manufacturing, durability, and safety. Industrial strength strapping tools and accessories are economical and require minimal maintenance. Woven Polyester Cord and Composite Cord Strapping are a safer, more affordable, and easier to carry alternative to steel strapping. Polyester strapping maintains tension over time and absorbs impacts that would normally break steel strapping. Now, with your…
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Washington State Senator Maria Cantwell Urges Freight Initiative

Last year, Washington state exported more per capita than any other state in the nation. In 2010, more than 533 million tons of freight were moved in Washington — a number expected to grow by up to 86 percent by 2040. Washington state senator Maria Cantwell notes, however, that congestion threatens this growth – and the jobs and economic opportunities that come with it. She is currently urging Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to launch a comprehensive freight initiative at the…
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CVSA Inspects Cargo Securement During Annual Roadcheck Event

From June 7th to 9th, 2011, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), held their annual three day commercial vehicle safety enforcement and education campaign. More specifically, almost 8000 qualified inspectors examined 70,712 trucks at 2550 locations throughout North America. Called Roadcheck 2011, this campaign revealed that both the motor coach and commercial motor carrier industries continue to improve with respect to safety issues – including cargo securement. However, the CVSA’s Executive Director Stephen A. Keppler stated that there was still…
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USCG Considers Regulations for Securing Cargo

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published in the Federal Register a Notice of request for comments on methods for securing cargo in transport vehicles and freight containers, in order to determine whether a standardized approval or certification process or improvised performance criteria for flexible strapping securing systems is needed. 75 Fed. Reg. 1070-71. Currently, no certification or qualification standard exists under Federal law for blocking, bracing, or for the use of strapping systems for securing cargo. Under current federal regulation,…
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