Federal Regulations

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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Washington State Senator Maria Cantwell Urges Freight Initiative

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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

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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

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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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