The reliable securing of cargo is a legal requirement across all industries and is of primary importance. If your general cargo is not appropriately secured during transport, it can cause damage to both cargo and truck; it may cause personal injury and have severe consequences.
The EVO LOCK load securing system is a particularly user-friendly solution for truckers and carriers to load their cargo safely with minimal effort. The strap lift system for lashing straps was especially developed for general cargo transport in tautliners and flatbed trucks. Truckers no longer have to climb onto the loading area to lay the straps – instead the straps are always close at hand, thus facilitating up to 70% faster load securing from the ground.
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Depending on the length of the trailer, EVO LOCK is firmly mounted along the upper roof bow without vehicle add-ons. No vehicle add-ons are necessary. The number of EVO LOCK elements can be selected freely and can also be expanded at any time
The lashing straps or tie-downs with a width of 50 mm now run above the cargo area, parallel to the EVO LOCK rails and are guided downwards at a 90° angle via the 2 guide elements on the left and right. This means that the lashing straps are always in position and ready at hand and stay clean and dry! There is no need to roll up and stow the straps, and the cargo area is always easily accessible for trouble-free loading and unloading.
The straps are connected via the guide elements – using a rope – to the EVO LOCK winding and unwinding mechanism, which is situated in a protected position inside the EVO LOCK rails. This allows for the lashing straps to be flexibly pulled to the required position and, after the ratchets have been released for the next load, move back on their own to a 90° starting position.
EVO LOCK was especially developed for general cargo transport with flatbed trucks and curtainsiders and ensures substantially faster, easier and accident-free load securing – regardless of the shape of the transported goods or how high, wide or bulky the load is. The lashing straps are accessible from the ground at all times, can always be positioned flexibly and also allow for diagonal lashing.
Thanks to the lashing straps, which are always ready for use and can be pulled into the right position from the ground without any effort, there is no need for risky and accident-prone work on the loading area. With EVO LOCK, the retractable system for lashing straps, you can master load securing without risk and meet the high demands for safety for both people and cargo.
EVO LOCK ensures that loads are secured up to 20 minutes faster, thus increasing driving time within the permissible behind-the-wheel times. With 3 loadings and unloadings per day, this means 1 hour per day in time saved x 200 working days; this makes 200 hours a year * €30 per working hour; and this means a cost savings of €6,000.00 per year.
Errors in load securing are not a trivial offence! All persons involved in the transport of goods are responsible for the correct securing of the cargo. The loader, the driver and the vehicle owner. Driver and loader are responsible for proper securing. The vehicle owner, usually also the company owner, must provide the driver with the necessary load securing aids such as tie-downs, locking beams, stowage pads and anti-slip mats. These load securing accessories must be regularly checked by an expert to ensure they are in proper condition.
“This is exactly where our innovative, patented and TÜV-tested and approved EVO LOCK load securing system comes in. With our retractable system for lashing straps, you master load securing without risk and meet the high demands of safety for both people and cargo.”
Austria: “The basis of the obligation to secure the load by the loader is laid down in the Road Traffic Regulations (StVO), Section 22 Since 1982, in addition to the driver, the loader is responsible for the safe loading and securing of the goods to be transported.”
Germany: “The StVO for Germany states: Securing of transported goods must be carried out in accordance with the generally recognised codes of practice so that the load cannot slip, fall over, roll back and forth, fall down or generate avoidable noise even during emergency braking or evasive manoeuvres (Section 22). In addition to the guidelines of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the accident prevention regulations, the generally recognised codes of practice include internationally valid standards such as DIN EN 12195-1, according to which lashing capacities are calculated uniformly throughout Europe. Anyone who adheres to these regulations is therefore on the right track when driving in other European countries.”
Correct training of drivers and loaders
Carriers and contractors must also train their drivers and loaders in the correct securing of goods in transit. In this way, they provide themselves with a high level of legal certainty with regard to securing itself, and employees are made acutely aware of this important topic.
Further training every 5 years
Since 2014, according to the Professional Driver Qualification Act in Germany, vehicle drivers in commercial freight transport must undergo further training to obtain qualifications at least every five years.
Only transport faultless loads.
Whether using a lashing strap with a clamp lock, turnbuckle or other aid: Vehicle owners and drivers are not only responsible for proper securing, but loads must also be in perfectly proper condition. Liquids or small-particle loads must not leak, and leaking or damaged containers are not allowed to be used. If the police determines deficiencies in securing during an inspection, continuing to drive may be barred. In the event of inadequate securing, those responsible risk fines. If people are injured due to inadequately secured cargo, they may even face criminal charges with fines or imprisonment.
|Load per day||Time savings hrs/day||Ø truck costs||Savings per month|
|1 load||0,4h||24 €||528 €|
|2 loads||0,8h||48 €||1.056 €|
|3 loads||1,2h||72 €||1.584 €|
|1 load per day||after 14 months|
|2 loads per day||after 7 months|
|3 loads per day||after 5 months|
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