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Proper flatbed cargo securement is an essential part of flatbed trailer transport, not only in terms of protecting the freight but also for carrier safety. In this article, we will discuss flatbed truckload securement — including how to tie down a flatbed load and flatbed tie down regulations — and even provide a little flatbed cargo securement manual.
It is relatively easy to learn how to tie-down a load on a flatbed truck. Follow these simple steps for optimal flatbed load securement.
Basically, it's a matter of dividing the total cargo weight by the load limit of the straps/chains you will be using. If items aren't going to be damaged, secure them with two chains with binders. Otherwise, use two straps.
Every item should line up nicely with at least two of the trailer side winches. Cover all the items with remnant carpet so that you don't cause any damage when you tighten the straps/chains.
Thread each strap's hooked end through the outer safety rail, then hook the strap to the underframe. Roll up the straps and throw them over the freight. Thread the ends through the trailer winch slots on the other side and twist the winches to secure the slack around the winches. After putting the winch bar tip into the winch's side hole, bring the bar down as many times as you need to ensure tight securement of the straps.
The chain hooks go down through the outer safety rail, then over the cargo. Thread the chain hooks through the safety rail and to the frame of the other side of the trailer, letting the slack dangle. Each chain gets its own chain binder. Attach one of its hooks to the highest chain link you can reach. Take the other chain binder hook and pull it down. Make sure the binder handle goes up all the way, then take the slack in the chain and, as tightly as you can, bring it up. Slide the binder's bottom hook over any chain link. The winch bar's open end will go over the end of the binder handle, and you will pull the winch bar to lock the chain binder.
Just as the openness of a flatbed makes it easy to move freight on and off, it is easy for items to move off the trailer bed on their own. Here are some tips on securing cargo.
Flatbed strapping regulations are helpful in terms of figuring out how to tie down flatbed loads. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has rules in place on the proper securement of different loads/cargo (with the exception of bulk commodities and substances lacking fixed structure/shape that get transported in a box, hopper, tank, or another similar device. The FMCSA provides guidance on performance requirements for all securement situations, such as forward deceleration, rearward acceleration, and lateral movement/shifts.
Under the FMCSA, every trailer and cargo type needs to have a cargo securement system with three elements:
According to the securement regulations:
Review the cargo securement rules here.
Cargo securement for flatbeds consists of both load securement and unloading. You should be fully parked on the ground that is flat and level. Your points of entry and exit should be properly balanced. If using the trailer's built-in ramps to access the flatbed, ensure that all of your safety locks/straps are firmly in place. If your flatbed does not have built-in ramps, use a portable safety ladder with rails and make sure the steps have sufficient traction. Do not access the flatbed via the trailer side or tires, and take your time. You should use machinery to unload heavy goods. Again, do not rush.
As longtime expedited freight carriers providing flatbed transportation services, LAX Freight knows all about flatbed trailer load securement. We comply with all securement rules — each truck driver who works with us knows how to properly secure loads and items to ensure that they get to their destinations safely and efficiently. Contact us today and tell us what you need to be transported. We're also happy to answer your questions on how we secure cargo, whether it's a partial or full truckload.