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, cargo, including hazardous materials, transported above-ground (either in vehicles, rail, or on vessels) must be secured to prevent shifting of the cargo or damage to the container during transport. 49 CFR Part 176.76. However, the specific method by which the cargo is secured is unregulated. Oftentimes, flexible strapping is used even though it may not always properly secure cargo in transit. The USCG solicits comments while considering whether to implement a standardized certification or approval process for cargo securing systems.

Redback Industries specializes in Woven Polyester cord straps and Composite Cord Strapping Systems which are superior to and safer than steel banding.  Redback strapping is ideal for securing heavy loads, bundled loads and irregular shaped objects. With the cost of steel banding continuing to rise there is no better time to convert to textile banding.

For more information please visit our site at www.redback.com

Published in Federal Regulations

According to the 2006 federal Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), there are a number of different factors that contribute to truck accidents. However, while there are a number of different factors involved in these types of accidents, the LTCCS notes that the following factors contribute to the majority of truck accidents:

Truck Cargo Shift – when an improperly secured cargo load on a truck shifts, serious accidents can occur.

Truck Driver Training – while many truckers receive proper training, there are cases where inadequate driver experience and training plays a major role in trucks accidents.

Truck Manufacture– if there is a mechanical fault within a truck, an accident can occur.

Traffic Signalling and/or Highway Conditions – both faulty signalling and inadequate highway infrastructure can contribute to truck accidents.

Weather Conditions – unfavourable conditions that include blizzards, rain storms, freezing rain, fog and other poor environmental conditions can contribute to truck accidents

Secure Your Truck Load Properly

While many factors do contribute to truck accidents, one way to avoid such accidents and/or to minimize damage if involved with an unavoidable accident is to ensure that a truck’s pallet loads are properly secured.  One excellent way to promote safety is to make use of a steel banding alternative that will ensure the cargo securement of these bundles.

For instance, Redback Industries specialises in non-metal straps that are impact resistant and maintain both their strength and tension over time.  Ideal for both irregular and heavy loads, the woven polyester cord strap, the composite cordstrap, and lashing systems all provide excellent support.

To conclude then, in order to minimize the damage caused in truck accidents or to avoid these types of accidents altogether, it is vital that bundles on trucks are properly secured on pallets with the proper straps.  To find out how Redback Industries can help your business with load securement, visit www.redbackindustries.com, or call us at 1.866.455.1345.

According to the 2006 federal Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), there are a number of different factors that contribute to truck accidents. However, while there are a number of different factors involved in these types of accidents, the LTCCS notes that the following factors contribute to the majority of truck accidents:

Truck Cargo Shift – when an improperly secured cargo load on a truck shifts, serious accidents can occur.

Truck Driver Training – while many truckers receive proper training, there are cases where inadequate driver experience and training plays a major role in trucks accidents.

Truck Manufacture– if there is a mechanical fault within a truck, an accident can occur.

Traffic Signalling and/or Highway Conditions – both faulty signalling and inadequate highway infrastructure can contribute to truck accidents.

Weather Conditions – unfavourable conditions that include blizzards, rain storms, freezing rain, fog and other poor environmental conditions can contribute to truck accidents

Secure Your Truck Load Properly

While many factors do contribute to truck accidents, one way to avoid such accidents and/or to minimize damage if involved with an unavoidable accident is to ensure that a truck’s pallet loads are properly secured.  One excellent way to promote safety is to make use of a steel banding alternative that will ensure the cargo securement of these bundles.

For instance, Redback Industries specialises in non-metal straps that are impact resistant and maintain both their strength and tension over time.  Ideal for both irregular and heavy loads, the woven polyester cord strap, the composite cordstrap, and lashing systems all provide excellent support.

To conclude then, in order to minimize the damage caused in truck accidents or to avoid these types of accidents altogether, it is vital that bundles on trucks are properly secured on pallets with the proper straps.  To find out how Redback Industries can help your business with load securement, visit www.redbackindustries.com, or call us at 1.866.455.1345.

Published in Cargo Securement

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 U.S Department of Transportation.

At Redback Industries we firmly agree with anything which benefits the freight and haulage industries, which is why we created our polycord strapping, at a quarter of the weight of steel and with maximum impact resistance, it improves gas efficiency and ensure the safety and security of your cargo over long distances, no matter what condition the road.

The freight initiative is set to eliminate duplication and focus attention on freight projects that have the maximum benefit to the nation’s transportation network, economy and the taxpayer. Freight congestion and other bottlenecks already cost the nation approximately $200 billion per year, according to Cantwell and her proposed freight initiative would improve coordination and freight planning across all USDOT operating administrations.

Published in Federal Regulations
Friday, 01 May 2015 12:02

WSDOT Funding for Freight Rail

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 cut, high joint strength, maintenance of tension over time, it won’t rust or damage goods, it’s soft on hands and on your load, easy to handle and dispose of, there is a low tool cost and low tool maintenance, it’s 1/4 the weight of steel, UV resistant and highly economical.

With the Washington State Department of Transportation accepting applications to receive state funding for freight rail projects in Washington, we at Redback Industries hope to see a safe and secure environment for all of these potential new workers. The funding will create family-wage jobs and the projects will demonstrate the economic and environmental advantages of freight rail.

Read more about the Freight Rail Funding here:  http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/06/061012_freightrail.htm

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