RatchetStrap.com Blog-Cargo Securement & Tie Down Experts — DOT approve tie downs?
Posted by Ken Webb on
Below are some myths, mis-truths and misrepresentations recently heard regarding the correct use and implementation of load restraints & tie downs: TRUE or FALSE? 1) Webbing Straps and Assemblies MUST have the Working Load Limit Stenciled on The Webbing? T or F Reasoning - (Everyone’s doing it, it must be the law.) Answer = FALSE! The TAG is the proper (and only) place Working Load Limit is listed. 2) The Department of Transportation (DOT) APPROVES Strap Assemblies? T or F Reasoning - (C’mon, we’ve all heard the term, “DOT-Approved”.) Answer = FALSE! Neither the US nor Canada is in the business of exclusiveness. ...
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