4 Ways to Avoid Road Debris

Video courtesy of ABC NewsThese tips are common sense but it solid advice and a good reminder to be vigilant the road. Sometimes we get comfortable as drivers and inevitably that is when things happen.Debris in the road or from an unsecured load falling off another vehicle is a roadway hazard. In fact, a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found 39,000 injuries and more than 500 deaths from those incidents between 2011 and 2014. [...]

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Know what to expect from Roadcheck 2019

Failing a road check can result in your vehicle or driver becoming out-of-service. Avoid this potential problem by knowing what to expect on the upcoming inspections. Please be sure to perform a thorough self-inspection in addition to your usual checks to ensure everything is in order. Be sure to download the cheat sheet at the bottom of the page.Most of the inspections to be performed are Level 1 Inspections of both the vehicle and driver. The vehicle inspection includes [...]

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Tips and Tricks

This section will be continually updated and expandedWaterproof your cargo using a tarp:Protect your cargo from the elements by placing a tarp under your cargo net. The tarp will keep your contents dry while the cargo net will easily secure everything in place.How to easily fold the nets after use:Alternative attachment methods:

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Keeping your load safe in less time than you think!

Not only is properly securing your cargo the right thing to do, it can be done quickly if you use the right tool for the job. Everyone has a wild story about someone losing a cargo while driving on the freeway. This is a very dangerous matter that can easily be addressed, don’t let this happen to you! Properly securing your cargo does not need to be a hassle of knots, ropes and straps. All in one solutions are [...]

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DOT Cargo Crackdown Alert

DOT Cargo Crackdown What is Happening? It is no secret, as many of you know, that the DOT has cracked down on cargo related issues in recent years. There have been many public safety incidents concerning proper load securement that have pressured the federal government into addressing the issue. This trend can be seen in several places: 1. Increased citations issued by the DOT regarding cargo related violations. This resulted in 88,000 cargo related violations in 2013 (80% resulted in Out of Service), [...]

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DOT Compliance- Proper Cargo Securement

Insurance, fuel, preventive maintenance and repairs are generally accepted as standard operating costs for fleets. What about avoidable violations like unsecured load fines? Most fleet managers agree that vehicle issued violations present a costly, burdensome problem that use valuable resources and are avoidable. In today’s company culture of pro-safety, violation-related issues are becoming a more visible discussion topic in the fleet world. Unsecured load violations are on the rise, driven in large part by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This overview [...]

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Load Securement Safety Program

Benefits of a Fleet Cargo Securement Program:Eliminates unsecured load violations Deters law enforce engagement by using a certified tie-down system; visual deterrent Reduces risk and liability of companies Improves safety compliance of companies Improves safety for all motorists Improves and preserves the environmentWhat does a Fleet Cargo Securement Program entail? Adopt a company-wide cargo safety & securement policy using the following safety objectives: All loads are to be properly secured no matter their size, dimension or weight to ensure safe transportation. Cargo safety and compliance with DOT [...]

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Gladiator Cargo Nets meet Australian Standard

Why Australia? At this point in time the United States does not have a standard to meet the laws and regulations we have in place. With no American standard in place we went to our Australian distributors who recommended the AS/NZS 4380.2001 standard which is considered the most stringent cargo restraint standard in the world. It was no easy process to attain certification. The prominent BSI Group ensured a thorough evaluation of our Gladiator Cargo Nets before endorsing them. Founded in [...]

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GLADIATOR CARGO NET DEBUT

NTEA Work Truck Show- Gladiator Cargo Net Debut Gladiator Cargo Nets, formerly known as Gorilla Cargo Nets, will be introducing their new line of Gladiator Cargo Nets at the NTEA Work Truck Show, March 5, 2014. The new Gladiator Line will have sizes for every vehicle from ATV nets to the popular XXL net sized at 10.5’ x 18.5’ for the biggest of loads. With the popularity of the Gorilla Net our customers will love the new & improved Gladiator Cargo Net even more. [...]

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