The measures previously mentioned are an indication of the most important aspects of securing loads. Of course, in practice each case must be individually considered. Meanwhile, there are many special forms of transport for which specific standards have been developed. Some of these solutions are indicated here.
High Point Loads when Transporting Coils.
The transportation of steel coils is not possible without specially equipping the trailer. It is paramount that the chassis is designed for the high point loading. A recessed well then automatically defines the correct position during loading. All other measures are obviously dimensioned on a larger scale than the standard load securing equipment: stanchions to insert in the well, tensioning chains and heavy-duty lashing eyes.
Steel and Coil Transport.
The necessary design details for coil transport cannot always be retrofitted. These are specially designed vehicles which are configured correspondingly during production. It is important to ensure that the geometry of the coil well is compatible with the dimensions of the load.
Shaped steels such as panels and profiles can also be secured using standard general cargo load securing equipment, provided that units packaged with steel strapping – ideally on pallets – are loaded.
Transporting Hard Paper Rolls.
Chocks are important equipment for securing horizontal paper rolls and prevent them from rolling away. All of the surfaces must be fitted with anti-slip mats specifically designed for paper transport. Directly lashing paper rolls with a head strap can prevent them from tipping over.