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AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, in 2015 recorded a severe increase in the number of accidents caused by the faulty hauling of the goods. California had it’s 155 people killed in a short span of two years.Many of these accidents are responsible for severe injuries and damage to vehicles and property. So, here’s a list of things that must be considered at the time of packing for hauling important and bulky stuff. Following this list will help you in avoiding any situation where you would have to regret your lack of awareness at the time of packing your truck!

Getting a good Grip!

Hauling’s greatest challenge is getting a firm grip on your stuff so that they do not move whenever you apply breaks or accidently get into some pit. Using simple ropes in such situation can be dangerous. If the thing(s) you are hauling is/are, noticeably large and common hauling methods seem to do no good. Then you must use professional tools for the proper hold of the thing. For professional and smooth hauling, used Ratchet Straps in place of ropes. Ratchet Straps provide a firm grip on your load, restraining them from moving even if you go berserk. You may get a set of minimum four, 15-ft Straps to start with and afterward expand your collection as your load increases.

Hauling Lumber in an efficient way:

If you are hauling long pieces of lumber batches, then do not rest them on the raised gates. Doing such thing can do severe damage. Most of the road accidents are reported to be caused by these lumber blocks that bounces of the truck gates. For keeping the bouncing effect in check, use the Straps. Select the hardest and longest timber block and set it on the base. Now repeat the process until and a good batch is formed in front of you. You can always customize the batch sizes according to the depth of your truck bed. When you are done forming the batches, wrap them together using Ratchet Strips which will remove any bouncing effect and a firm grip. Use crossed striping for an even better grip.If however, your truck bed’s length is shorter than the lumber length, you can now keep the limber batches on the raised gates; now they’ll be less dangerous.  And don’t forget to protect the corners from the truck bed scratches.

Always Support the flimsy materials:

Many times we have long thin plates of lumber or any household stuff that always gets damaged before unloading. For such fragile materials, use a role for Stretch Cling Film to wrap up the entire thing with other similar stuff or a long hard material for the support. Rapping the flimsy material in a sheet with other similar or other suitable stuff will strengthen the load. Even if you have to face some serious bumps, the fragile stuff doesn’t get damaged.

Don’t get clumsy near small loads:

Yes, that’s right. Never let your guard down if you have a small load for hauling. Small loads can often be more dangerous than large chunks as you get most carefree with them.  Always use proper restraining methods for settling them for avoiding serious situations.

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