how to prevent loads from tipping over in a truck
Blog Post - Kelly Wathen at Lantech on November 29, 2017
A major cause of product damage is loads tipping over during transportation. Once a truck pulls out of your loading dock, what happens to your products is out of your control. Here are two things you can do to keep loads from tipping over.
1. UNITIZE LOADS PROPERLY.
This is your first step to protecting your products. Today, stretch wrapping is the most popular way to unitize loads and using a machine will give you the best results. The better you wrap a load, the better chance it has to arrive free of damage.
However, it’s hard to tell when you’re doing it right. Following these rules will help you create a load that is safe to ship and will resist tipping over.
2. Load trailers strategically.
It’s important that you use the right pattern and pallets to make unloading easy and protect products from possible damage. Base your loading pattern on the weight and height of the pallets.
Companies around the world lose billions of dollars due to in-transit damage. There is no guarantee loads will arrive to their destination unharmed, but being smart about how you stretch wrap and load a trailer can reduce the risk of your loads tipping.
The main predictor of your load arriving undamaged at its destination is having enough containment force. If you are unsure how much containment force your loads need download our Containment Force Recommendation Chart.
This post was published on November 29, 2017 and updated on November 28, 2017.