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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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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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Episode 35: Book lashing or sling lashing - application and possible uses

Load securing methods are more varied than you might think. However, the tie-down lashing method is usually used, even though it is not very efficient. Bay lashing or strapping lashing (EN-12195-1) is a securing method that can be used simply, safely and efficiently for certain loads. It is important to know that the securing force only works in one direction at a time.

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Episode 34: Head Flashing & Cross Lashing - Application and Possible Uses

If you carefully overtake trucks with an open loading area on the highway, you will predominantly see the tie-down lashing method. This is the method that most drivers and shippers are familiar with, but it is also the method that is often not efficient or sufficient. Of course, you cannot see what is hidden under the tarpaulins.

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Episode 33: Problem Treatments - Using Blocking Agents Correctly

The most common means of transportation in Europe today is the semi-trailer. Compared to articulated trucks, it has the advantage of a continuous loading area, a greater payload and it is easier to maneuver. In this article, I will deal with the problems associated with securing equipment for this type of body.

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Episode 32: Load securing with Code XL bodies

The Code XL body, the magic word in load securing. Quite a few shippers and drivers are of the opinion that now only loading and no more securing is required. This is only partly true. The wise answer is: "it depends". What does it depend on?

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Episode 31: Reefer Container: Structure and Loading

Refrigerated containers have become an integral part of the logistics industry. They offer the possibility of transporting refrigerated goods at a defined temperature and monitoring the temperature profile. Compared to the past, when refrigeration still had to be carried out via the means of transport, today's integral containers are easier to handle. The refrigeration unit is built into the container, which has the minor disadvantage of...

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Episode 30: Damage to the truck - When should you refuse loading?

When I am present at loading operations and observe the processes, I am always amazed at the damage to the truck that is accepted without a word by the loading employee or the loading company and the truck is loaded. Damage, even if it is not insignificant, is accepted godlessly, like a summer thunderstorm against which nothing can be done....

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Episode 23: Positive locking for trucks

Securing the cargo with positive locking methods is the best, simplest and safest solution in most cases. In practice, however, there is often a lack of clarity as to which boundary conditions have to be met for this to actually work.

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Episode 22: Soil loads on the truck

When loading a truck from the rear, the loading area is often driven over with the forklift without a second thought. Very few people think about whether this is even permissible and whether the floor can withstand the load.

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