When is it beneficial to secure the load using positive locking?
Fundamentally, it is recommended – wherever possible – to position the load directly on one of the four walls of the trailers. Here, the stable vehicle body secures the load, providing that gaps in the load can be prevented.
When is it beneficial to secure the load by direct lashing?
If lashing points are available on the load, it it beneficial to secure the load using inclined or diagonal lashing. Side slings, or the combination of side and head slings, is an excellent method to secure the load against sliding.
There are pending hazards when opening the rear door. If an
additional transverse beam is not placed between the door and
load, the load can move towards you.
Tensioned partitioning walls, or pallets placed against the direction
of the force, also secure using positive locking.
Observe the certificate that indicates the structural rigidity of
the trailer for the various levels – Code L, Code XL, beverage
Check to make sure that the structure of the trailer can accept
the percentage ratio of the maximum payload as a force: Front
wall 50 %, sidewall, each 40 %, rear wall 30 %.
For diagonal lashing, pay attention to the suitable anchoring
points for the load.
Stanchions inserted into the bed, or transverse beams anchored in the support laths, enable loading with positive locking despite gaps in the loading arrangement, e.g. partial unloading.