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Both the DOT - and - OSHA are watching what Carriers do (or don’t do)!

Posted by Ken Webb on

Both the DOT - and - OSHA are watching what Carriers do (or don’t do)!

Understanding the importance and use of Load Restraints or Tie Downs, fortunately, is NOT Rocket Science.  Or is it?   If it’s so easy to understand, why do accidents caused by shifting loads occur at all? If you’ve ever had a job driving a truck, you were taught how to use tie downs like ratchet straps to properly restrain a load or you knew from prior, personal experience;  hopefully you DID NOT learn by the seat of your pants! Unfortunately proper purchase and use of Load Restraints or Tie Downs are often taken for granted by Safety Managers and Company...

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