When you optimize your load, your company will see significant benefits:
Increased damage prevention
Compliance with safety rules, regulations, and standards
Reduced load times
Increased efficiency by not having to use as much dunnage to get equal securement
Consistency and standardization of loading processes
Our Load Planning Process
Review your current load plan, if one exists.
Present new opportunities based on guidelines and our expertise.
Provide training to put standard operating procedures into effect.
Document a load plan and new processes to increase future efficiency.
By having a proper loading plan, clients are able to fill rail cars with the same amount of their products (e.g. paper rolls), using fewer securement products, when possible, and maintaining a high level of safety compliance. This way, clients save on cost & time, are loading within safety restrictions, and are able to get more rail cars (trucks, etc.) out efficiently.
Having a load plan also ensures company-wide consistency. Your employees will have a standard operating practice and set of procedures to follow. Each employee, each shift, each location, will be trained to implement the same set of efficient, compliant, and optimal practices every time cargo is loaded and secured.
If you need a load consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We will be happy to discuss your needs.
An airbag is placed in the void of a load, usually between two skids of product. An airbag inflator is used to inflate the airbag with compressed air. As the airbag fills, it pushes product against the sidewalls of the trailer and locks the load in place.
The size and strength of the dunnage bag are to be adjusted to the cargo weight so that the permissible lashing capacity of the dunnage bag, without risk of breaking it, is larger than the force the cargo needs to be supported with:
FDUNNAGE BAG ≥ FCARGO
Once filled, airbags prevent the load from incurring damage from up, down, & side to side movement. And because airbags lock product in place, it also protects from vibrations, and abrupt stops that occur during shipping.