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LOAD SECURITY

HeavyTorque Issue Two: Load Security

PRINCIPLES OF CARGO LASHING AND SECURING

GETTING HEAVY LOADS ONTO A VEHICLE IS ONE THING - MAKING SURE THEY ARRIVE AT THEIR FINAL DESTINATION AS THEY INTENDED TO IS SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY. RICHARD KRABBENDAM DESCRIBES THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SECURING A LOAD, TO PREVENT DISRUPTION OR DISASTER

To understand how to lash and secure cargo on a moving vehicle such as a trailer, railcar or ship, let’s start with the basics. The three Laws of Newton form the basics of forces on cargo. Understand these principles, and the rest will be relatively simple.

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