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Cargo securing for road transport

Cargoes are secured by means of locking, blocking and lashing according to the principles in our cargo securing manual. For more detailed information, also see “European Best Practices Guidelines on Cargo Securing for Road Transport”, an EU publication written by an expert group of representatives from member states and the industry.

Forankra supplies a wide range of products for safe road transport. Our product range includes families of lashing products with various properties, chain slings, unique patented cargo bars, loading and shoring beams, friction mats, cargo studs, stop blocks, corner protectors, dunnage bags etc. You will also find tools that make work easier such as strap winders, strap tension gauges and storage solutions.

Our products meet the applicable standards and regulations and are manufactured in quality controlled processes. "Safety First" is our motto. You can feel secure with products and solutions from Forankra.

Useful information

There are many regulations regarding cargo securing for road transports. Contact us to discuss how you can secure your cargo in the optimal way.

Services

Forankra offers several services in cargo securing for road transport:

• Training in cargo securing
• Advice
• Customized products and solutions

Example of products used in road transports

There are many different products which can be used for cargo securing in road transports. Below you will find examples of such products. Click the product link for more information and to see which other products are available within the selected product category.

 

 

Contact our experts

Niklas Pålsson

KAM Transport Companies & Thermo products

Mats Staffas

Technical product and compliance specialist

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Our products comply to current standards and regulations and are manufactured in accordance to quality controlled processes. "Safety first" is our motto. 

Standards for road transports

 

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Choosing the right lashing

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Lashings are the most common way to secure cargo. The choice of lashing depends on the type of goods and the choice of cargo carriers. Please, contact us for advice and recommendations in order to ensure the correct solution for your goods.

Corner protections and stops

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Corner protections are used to protect products and goods from damage when using straps or lashings. The different types of stops are used to prevent the cargo from sliding against the surface.

Loadbinders

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The loadbinder is used for adjusting the length of the lashing chain. The loadbinder hooks are connected to the chain links.

Cargo bars and shoring beams

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Cargo bars and shoring beams are easily used to support and separate the goods on the carrier. In our product range you will find different cargo bars such as gas cargo bars, LF bars and round alumium cargo bars.

Double decking

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Double decking is a beam/track system, which makes it possible to load the goods on two levels instead of goods on goods. As a result the risk of damaging the goods is reduced and a more cost effective solution is obtained, as you can transport twice as much cargo.

 

Thermo products

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Forankra has a wide range of thermo-products, that can be used on most types of cargo carriers. With highly insulating material in the thermo-walls and thermo covers good insulation between different temperature zones can be obtained, enabling safe transportation of frozen and refrigerated products as well as frost-sensitive products.

 

Other useful products

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SECU Stick is a Multi-tool which can be used in most situations where it is difficult to access different areas due to height or distance, such as placements of lashings or cargo nets. SECU Stick has a built-in function which makes it easy to fixate or remove tarpaulin slats as well as to position corner protection.

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Tenmet 500 is a measurement tool which allows truck drivers to check the tensioning force in the straps in a quick and easy way and thereby ensuring safe cargo securing. Tenmet is easy to use -  just attach it to the strap, push down the handle and read the tension force on the meter. This measurement is easy to perform and takes only a few seconds.

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Wind-X is a system that simplifies working with lashings. The system includes the following parts  Wind-X which is a web-roller that helps you roll up the lashing with an electric screwdriver, Grip-X makes sure that the hook on the lashing is kept in place and Lock-X is a velcro product that locks the webbing and keeps it in place.