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Trailers in the Fleet have 2 kinds of Logistic Track? These Straps Work in Both E & F Tracks

Posted by Ken Webb on

A very good customer phoned last week, frustrated their E Track straps weren't fitting all of the sudden. Turns out that some trailers they'd leased for the Holidays have logistic wall posts with Round Holes (F Track) instead of the more common Rectangular opening (E Track). This is actually a common issue, especially when integrating trailers from a purchased fleet into the acquiring one (turns out accountants don't seem to think of these issues when establishing values and signing deals) <snicker>. RatchetStrap.com sells R16EW's to accommodate both types of Logistic Track, they are 2" x 16 ft. Ratchet Straps for Vans, that have Standard Spring...

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Curtain Side Box Trucks are Prevalent in Europe - This is the Inside!

Posted by Ken Webb on

Curtain side box trucks are prevalent in Europe and are close cousins to small flatbed delivery trucks commonly seen in most US cities. A main difference, however, is how the superstructure is buttressed by the tie downs used inside. In these images we see common, 'unrateable' lumber added as structure, which if used to support the side curtain is probably fine but if counted on for cargo control is guess-work, at best!  These spring clamps are not able to be measured outside of a laboratory and the strength of the lumber varies specie to specie, milled piece to milled piece (better...

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Motorbike Tie Downs in a Commercial Motorcycle Hauling Trailer

Posted by Ken Webb on

When a trailer can fit $250,000+ worth of motorcycles, parts and plastic bins full of customized riding gear, motorbike tie downs and their associated anchor points play a critical role in protecting the cycles and trailer from movement during transport or damage caused by excess movement. Anchor points pictured here are Galvanized E Track and light duty surface mount pan fittings that actually can hold several hundred to several thousand pounds with a 3:1 design factor.  Both sides of the trailer as well as the floor contain several rows of E-track for the driver installing the motorcycle tie downs. Pictured Track...

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2015 LARGEST LTL CARRIERS

Posted by Ken Webb on

2015 LTL Carrier Carrier Revenue $M FedEx Freight 5,672 Con-Way Freight 3,632 YRC Freight 3,220 ODFL 2,710 UPS Freight 2,633 Estes Express 2,043 ABF 1,885 YRC Regional 1,832 R&L 1,415 SAIA 1,272 SEFL 1,006 Averitt Express 674 Central Transport 667 Roadrunner 577 AAA Cooper 508 Dayton Freightlines 446 Pitt Ohio 393 New England MF 372 A. Duie Pyle 282 Central Freight  218 Daylight Transport 202 Oak Harbor 184 Ward Trucking 153 Wilson Trucking 148 Lakeville Motor Exp 125 $‎ 32,270,000,000 Email info@ratchetstrap.com for expert information or with specific questions. 

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