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Center of Gravity of Your Loaded Vehicle

Posted by Ken Webb on

Center of Gravity of Your Loaded Vehicle

One of the most under-discussed topics of Proper Load Securement regards the Center of Gravity after your Vehicle has been Loaded. By now, drivers understand the force of gravity and how the 'G's pull in each direction: By now, this should be well understood from your training and from your driving experiences.  However, the 'feel' of these forces change as transported load moves the vehicle's Center of Gravity.  More often than not, the Center of Gravity of a loaded vehicle rises, that is the point is higher and it is slightly further back, toward the rear of the vehicle.It is becoming more...

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Ratchet Straps are also Good Insurance for Stationary Products

Posted by Ken Webb on

Ratchet Straps are also Good Insurance for Stationary Products

Here at RatchetStrap.com, as we travel around the US, we are seeing an uptick in safety-conscious workers. One example is using Ratchet Straps as Insurance against accidental tipping of Stationary Products, like slabs of granite. Accidental tipping of equipment or falling product can occur at job sites or places of business and safe business owners and supervisors are training workers to look out for safety hazards and take the initiative to minimize or eliminate the hazards with common sense solutions.  The use of commonly found ratchet straps to hold granite slabs to a display rack is safe, inexpensive insurance and good business....

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Auto Towing Is Harder Than It Looks

Posted by Ken Webb on

Auto Towing Is Harder Than It Looks

Today’s advice is to know what you’re doing when you tie down heavy cargo, like vehicles on trailers being pulled behind SUV’s.  RatchetStrap.com will post the proper way to secure vehicles on a trailer.

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