Use the Right Tie-Downs
To secure your cargo onto the trailer, you’ll need to use tie-downs. The type of tie-downs you use will depend on the type of cargo you’re hauling, but there are a few general guidelines to follow. You should use tie-downs that are rated for the weight of your cargo, and you should avoid using knots, as they can reduce the strength of the tie-down.
You should also make sure that your tie-downs are properly attached to the trailer and your cargo. They should be tight enough to hold your items in place, but not so tight that they damage your cargo or the trailer.
Use Loading Ramps Safely
If you’re loading items onto the trailer using loading ramps, it’s important to do so safely. You should make sure that the ramps are properly attached to the trailer and that they’re stable and secure. Before loading, you should also test the ramps to make sure they can support the weight of your items.
When loading, make sure that your items are centered on the ramp and that they’re not too heavy for you to handle. It’s also important to avoid sudden movements or jerks when moving the items up the ramp, as this can cause instability and accidents.
Check and Adjust Your Load
Before hitting the road, it’s important to check your load and make any necessary adjustments. You should make sure that your tie-downs are still tight and secure and that your cargo hasn’t shifted during loading. If you notice any issues, you should make the necessary adjustments before starting your haul.
Additionally, you should periodically check your load during your haul to ensure that it’s still secure and stable. You should also avoid sudden movements, turns, or stops that can cause your load to shift or become unstable.
At Hetman Rental, not only do we offer the best trailers for your use, we also rent out accessories that help you in moving your load onto the trailers.