Author - Thomas Bauer

Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 40: How do you avoid the domino effect when loading trucks?

The domino effect is a damage pattern that occurs as a result of full braking of a truck with certain loads. Today's LaSi blog deals with the causes and the measures which can be taken to avoid or prevent it.

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In a series of specialist articles from the field, on topics relating to containers and trucks, you will receive professional...

Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 39: Anti-slip mats Part 2: Avoiding application errors

After describing the technical boundary conditions for anti-slip mats based on VDI-2700 Sheet 15 in the previous blog, the following article deals with their practical application. The guideline does not go into detail about this and there are also few book writers who deal with this subject matter from a practitioner's perspective. I will try to...

Women's quota? We have: 70%

The discussion of the women's quota is often characterized by dominant clich├ęs and the question of whether equality across all sectors is feasible and sensible at all. At Rothschenk, meeting a prescribed quota was never an issue. From the very beginning, the proportion of women was above average and a defining element of the corporate culture. The W├╝rzburg Main Post has...

Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 38: How does an anti-slip mat work? - Part 1: The operating principle

Anyone who deals with the subject of load securing will come across anti-slip mats at some point. For some, they are a panacea, for others just a cost factor that is not needed. How do anti-slip mats work and how necessary are they really in load securing?

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A cookie a day keeps the stress away.

"A cookie a day keeps the stress away." ­čśë It was that time again: the Rothschenk Christmas party 2023 was coming up. Time for friends, joy and conviviality. But also time for a review of what has been achieved and the opportunity to congratulate long-standing employees on their anniversaries. Thanks to all employees, the organizers of the event and the...

NEW - Round bottom bag for drums

When filling greases, oils and adhesives into drums, the same problem always arises at the destination: It is not possible to empty them completely and the drums are no longer suitable for a second use. This makes no sense either financially or in terms of sustainability. Therefore, the use of a round bottom bag prior to filling is a cost-effective and...

Take a break - but in style, please

From an HR press release: "Employee retention is an area of responsibility of Human Resources, the aim of which is to retain employees in the company in the medium and long term." At Rothschenk, we take a more human approach. We would say: the team has to feel good and the eye feels good too ­čśë For this reason...

NEW: [R] Dually Bag for large loading gaps in the container

When shipping goods in intermodal transport, unavoidable, large gaps between the packages repeatedly occur due to correct load distribution in the container, different loading units and utilization of the container. In order to fill these gaps in a form-fit manner and to be able to handle a maximum tonnage, we have newly developed our [R] Dually Bag. This bag combines the excellent pressure stability of a conventional dunnage bag,...

Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 37: Load distribution on trucks - How to calculate the values correctly?

Load distribution on trucks is a constant challenge for both drivers and shippers, which are often tackled with "well-founded half-knowledge". Provided you have some basic knowledge of physics, the problem can be solved quite easily.

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In a series of specialist articles from the field, on topics relating to containers and trucks, you will receive professional...

Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 36: Code XL - Loading the end wall - What should be considered?

EN-12142 "Load securing on road vehicles - Bodies on commercial vehicles - Minimum requirements" has been in existence since 2007 and vehicle bodies have become better and better over the years. Almost only bodies that comply with the Code XL profile are now manufactured. In relation to the bulkhead, this means a minimum load capacity of 50% of the technical payload.

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