Composite Strapping

Composite Strapping Necessary for Safe Lumber Haulage

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 hopes that haulage companies are taking the necessary precautions when strapping their lumber down. Our composite strapping and galvanised buckles are designed for bulky and irregular shaped objects,…
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Trucking Technology Innovation Saving Truckers Time/Money

Anything which improves the transport time of freight gets Redback Industries’ stamp of approval. One of our own goals is to save time and money for truckers with our composite strapping. At a quarter of the weight of steel banding, using Redback composite strapping saves money on the extra petrol needed for that extra weight. Last year, weigh station innovations saved commercial vehicles almost $12.1 million, say Washington state officials. The Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) allowed more…
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Washington’s Ports Need the Security of Composite Strapping

Redback Industries is happy to hear that Washington’s ports have been getting a boost recently, especially since Washington’s ports bring economic development to the state, and are responsible for one in every four jobs! Ports do much more than promote trade at their shipping terminals: they operate marinas, docks, airports, railroads, industrial sites, and recreational facilities. The Port of Everett, particularly, has recently loaded its first full log shipment since 2002. The port was bustling, as hundreds of longshoreman, tug…
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Technological Advances for Truckers Address Challenges

One of the topics discussed at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit 2012 is the rise of mobile apps relevant to the trucking industry. This technology is changing how carriers and drivers connect with each other, and with customers. Derek Leathers, president of $2 billion trucking operator Werner Enterprises described many challenges pushing up trucking costs and shipper rates. “Technology can address each of these obstacles, make the driver’s life easier and helping us get better utilization” from existing truck capacity,…
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