The Cargo-Lashing Expert

Cargo securing for the economically minded

How to avoid cargo damages before you even hit the road?

This is post number 18 in a series of cargo securing advice and useful hints. These are meant for people who think economically. They do not like to waste time, muscle power, risk their health or pay fines.

Soft cargo and smart solutions

Many times, the cargo is too soft or the edges are likely to get marks from lashing straps.

Corner protectors cut into the cargo, while straps crush boxes, IBCs and so on. Here the problem is simply that the surface pressure is too high. Tensioning the strap causes a huge pressure to the corner of the cargo if the width of the strap is only 50mm. Can a wider strap maybe be a solution?

This is still usable as a strap, but it is 8 times wider. Therefore, the surface pressure is 1/8 of what a normal strap would cause. Then, the thinner edge of the gypsum board is not damaged, but the cargo is still properly secured.

Drive safely,

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