result of bad load securing

Consequences of not securing the load correctly

 

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When goods are being transported, acceleration and braking together with lateral centrifugal force or vibration generate forces approaching the actual weight of the load. As a result, the load can slip and cause severe damage to property as well as accidents with casualties. For example, the load can break through the front wall of a truck and cause severe injury to the driver. Dangers are also involved in unloading loads which have slipped.
Frequently the load also falls from the vehicle and causes a hazard to other road users. Incorrectly secured loads are often also damaged themselves. In Germany alone, this results in load damages amounting to several hundred million Euros a year. Incorrectly secured loads are estimated to cause approx. 20 % of all accidents in heavy goods traffic.

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