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.

Polyester cord strapping, otherwise known as safety strapping, outperforms steel banding and provides optimum protection against product damage and serious personal injury. There have been numerous accidents over the last few years and with the cost of steel strapping continuing to rise it is time to replace steel banding with a superior and safer alternative.

Benefits of Cord Strapping Compared to Steel Strapping

  • No sharp edges
  • Can be cut while under tension without the possibility of recoil injury
  • withstand additional shock loading (18% more elasticity than steel) without failure
  • Ease of disposal
  • Safer work environment
  • Ability to re-tension and reuse strap
  • Polyester strap shrinks or expands with loads
  • High retention memory – stays strong and tight on product
  • Will not rust or damage product
  • The plastic strapping system is lighter than the metal strapping system.

Redback Industries has built a strong reputation in the load containment industry for providing quality strapping solutions and services at competitive prices.  For more information please visit our site at www.redbackindustries.com

The cost of steel banding is up 40% this year and up more than 50% since November.  Now is the time to switch from Steel to Polyester Cord Strapping.  Woven Polyester Cord and Composite Cord Strapping are safe and superior alternatives to steel banding.  They can absorb impacts that would normally break steel and they will not lash back dangerously when cut.  In addition, Polyester Cord Strapping maintains tension over time and will not rust or damage loads.  Now, with your first order of 12 coils, get a FREE ¾” windlass strapping tensioner.  Offer valid through the end of May.  Redback offers demonstrations and training, corporate pricing programs, free tool and tool repair programs, as well as local inventory and delivery.  Call Redback today for details 1.866.455.1345.

The cost of steel banding continues to rise and has seriously outpaced increases in plastic and cord strapping.  Since the beginning of the year, the cost of steel strapping is up approximately 38%, compared to 8% for cord strapping. Cord strapping is a safe, superior and economical alternative to the danger and high cost associated with steel banding.

POWERWEB is woven polyester strapping that outperforms steel banding and provides optimum protection against serious injury to employees and customers. This polyester cord strapping absorbs impacts and load shifting that would normally break steel banding, and it will not lash-back dangerously when cut. Polyester cord strapping is the strongest non-metallic strapping product and is used as a viable alternative to steel strapping in many industries. Polyester cord strapping provides excellent retained tension on rigid loads and it has excellent recovery properties that help a load absorb impact without strap breakage. Because this system uses a buckle for a joint, woven cord strapping can have high system strength compared to steel banding. Corded polyester strapping also has a higher elongation and memory than other strapping systems, which makes it ideal for sea and rail shipments. POWERWEB can be fastened with a wire buckle or hand tied. Use Phosphated Buckles for optimal holding power in wet conditions. Do not use standard Galvanized buckles with Woven Strapping. POWERWEB provides high linear and system strengths up to 5500 LBS.

POWERFLEX is a composite strapping that draws on innovative co-extrusion technologies to combine strength, shock absorbency, abrasion resistance and high joint efficiency into a single user friendly product. Composite strapping stays tight on loads and can absorb impacts and load shifting that would normally break steel banding or damage valuable product. Composite strapping has filaments embedded in it and in the load securing industry it is often referred to as “synthetic steel”. It is very abrasion resistant and has the highest joint efficiency when used with a buckle. POWERFLEX is light, flexible and contains no sharp edges, so it is easy to handle and dispose. Fastening is accomplished utilizing a simple, economical tool and a high joint efficiency wire buckle. POWERFLEX provides high linear and system strengths up to 5280 LBS.

POWERLASH is a cargo lashing designed specifically for project and one-way cargos, POWERLASH is an economical alternative to steel banding, chains, wire rope and other blocking and bracing materials. Unlike traditional ratchet strap assemblies, it is a modular system comprised of high tenacity polyester webbing, high joint efficiency no-sew fasteners and a removable tensioning mechanism. Using various combinations of webbing, buckles and hooks, POWERLASH can quickly accommodate many different strapping methods. POWERLASH cargo lashing stays tight during transit and is ideal for securing heavy or irregular shaped loads inside of containers and rail cars, as well as onto vessels, barges and flat rack containers. POWERLASH provides system strengths up to 25,630 LBS.

To discuss the strength and tension of a particular product and determine which strapping solution is right for you  or discuss  converting from steel to cord strapping, contact Redback Industries or visit our site at www.redbackindustries.com.

Good news for all the truck drivers out there; trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation, and an integral part of the U.S economy according to the 2012 edition of ATA American Trucking Trends by American Trucking Associations.

Overall in 2011; “trucking moved $603.9 billion in freight – more than 80 percent of all freight transportation revenue. That freight weighed 9.2 billion tons – 67 percent of all freight by weight.”  We don’t have to tell you that is a lot of freight!

The distances travelled by truckers are almost astronomical too, with “Class 6-8 trucks travelling 131.2 billion miles in 2010, and all trucks regardless of size travelling 397.8 billion miles.”

So how do truck drivers keep their freight safe and secure while driving these incredible distances? By using Redback Industries composite strapping and galvanised buckles, of course. With maximum impact resistance and high joint strength, truckers know that their freight will remain firmly solid and steadfast for their journey. Woven polyester strapping won’t rust or damage the goods either. Using Redback Industries POWERFLEX composite strapping may even lighten the truckers’ loads, being a quarter of the weight of steel banding.

There’s really no reason for trucking companies not to get in touch with Redback Industries, if you haven’t already, and experience the benefits which woven polyester strapping can bring to your business.

What Exactly are the FMCSA Regulations?

As you may or may not know, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has adopted specific load securement regulations for a number of different types of commodities.  Some of these commodities include metal coils; paper rolls; intermodal containers; concrete pipe; light trucks automobiles, and vans, heavy vehicles, machinery and equipment; roll-on/roll-off containers; flattened or crushed vehicles; large boulders – and of course dressed lumber and logs.

Through various public meetings, it was discovered that the enforcement agencies and the industries disagreed a great deal about how to properly secure these types of commodities.

However, regulations regarding log transport are applicable to almost all types of log transportation except for the following:

(1)    Logs that are bundled with banding or strapping can be transported according to general US cargo securement regulations.

(2)   Loads that contain one to four processed logs can be transported according to general US load securement regulations.

(3)   Log debris, stumps, firewood,  and other shorter logs are subject to containerization – located in a strong, closed container and/or inside a vehicle.  In addition, longer logs may be transported in a closed container or in a vehicle.

393.118 – Dressed Lumber and Similar Building Products

The rules in this section apply to the transportation of bundles of dressed lumber, packaged lumber, building products such as plywood, gypsum board or other materials of similar shape. Lumber or building products that are not bundled or packaged must be treated as loose items and transported in accordance with the general cargo securement rules. For the purpose of this section, the term ” bundle ” refers to packages of lumber, building materials or similar products which are unitized for securement as a single article of cargo.

Redback Industries specializes in lumber banding and containerization – we can help you in securing heavy or irregular shaped loads inside of containers and rail cars, as well as onto vessels, barges and flat rack containers.  Find out more at www.redback.com.

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

Polyester cord strapping, otherwise known as safety strapping, outperforms steel banding and provides optimum protection against product damage and serious personal injury. There have been numerous accidents over the last few years and with the cost of steel strapping continuing to rise it is time to replace steel banding with a superior and safer alternative.

Benefits of Cord Strapping Compared to Steel Strapping

  • No sharp edges
  • Can be cut while under tension without the possibility of recoil injury
  • withstand additional shock loading (18% more elasticity than steel) without failure
  • Ease of disposal
  • Safer work environment
  • Ability to re-tension and reuse strap
  • Polyester strap shrinks or expands with loads
  • High retention memory – stays strong and tight on product
  • Will not rust or damage product
  • The plastic strapping system is lighter than the metal strapping system.

Redback Industries has built a strong reputation in the load containment industry for providing quality strapping solutions and services at competitive prices.  For more information please visit our site at www.redbackindustries.com

Published in Cord Strapping

What Exactly are the FMCSA Regulations?

As you may or may not know, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has adopted specific load securement regulations for a number of different types of commodities.  Some of these commodities include metal coils; paper rolls; intermodal containers; concrete pipe; light trucks automobiles, and vans, heavy vehicles, machinery and equipment; roll-on/roll-off containers; flattened or crushed vehicles; large boulders – and of course dressed lumber and logs.

Through various public meetings, it was discovered that the enforcement agencies and the industries disagreed a great deal about how to properly secure these types of commodities.

However, regulations regarding log transport are applicable to almost all types of log transportation except for the following:

(1)    Logs that are bundled with banding or strapping can be transported according to general US cargo securement regulations.

(2)   Loads that contain one to four processed logs can be transported according to general US load securement regulations.

(3)   Log debris, stumps, firewood,  and other shorter logs are subject to containerization – located in a strong, closed container and/or inside a vehicle.  In addition, longer logs may be transported in a closed container or in a vehicle.

393.118 – Dressed Lumber and Similar Building Products

The rules in this section apply to the transportation of bundles of dressed lumber, packaged lumber, building products such as plywood, gypsum board or other materials of similar shape. Lumber or building products that are not bundled or packaged must be treated as loose items and transported in accordance with the general cargo securement rules. For the purpose of this section, the term ” bundle ” refers to packages of lumber, building materials or similar products which are unitized for securement as a single article of cargo.

Redback Industries specializes in lumber banding and containerization – we can help you in securing heavy or irregular shaped loads inside of containers and rail cars, as well as onto vessels, barges and flat rack containers.  Find out more at www.redback.com.

Published in Cargo Securement