With over 4,000 prosecutions last year for unsafe loads and over 300 VOSA inspectors out in the field enforcing the VOSA matrix, load security is one of the hottest topics in the industry right now.
Cartwright has extensive experience in this area as one of the longest established and largest volume trailer builders in the UK.
The company’s new roof suspended load restraint system is now in operation with a number of its major customers.
After consulting a number of customers across different industry sectors on the challenges they face with regard to load restraint and constraint Cartwright has developed a roof suspended load restraint system through a combination of in-house design using Solid Works software and field trials across a range of operators and applications which have proved successful.
It is based upon a suspended rave to rave strapping system where straps or nets are suspended on bungees in the roof of the trailer.
The quantity and rating of the nets or straps and their design can be infinitely varied to suit the specific application and type of load.
When utilised the straps or nets can be brought down in any position to accommodate varying height loads within the length of the trailer. The system effectively over nets/straps the product restraining it to the bed of the trailer, preventing lateral or transverse load movement.
This new load restraint system is another example of how Cartwright is helping its customers meet the challenges of ensuring they comply with the latest European standards on load restraint and constraint and work to the best practices laid down by the HSE and DFT.
Indeed, compliance is today a top priority at Cartwright together with innovation, quality and best practice principles in all areas of its business.
The organisation has also moved very quickly to increase the range and quantity of EN 12642-XL rated equipment within the Cartwright Rentals fleet. No other rental company in the UK has as many options on EN12642XL rated curtainsider trailers to offer the industry.
Steven Cartwright, Joint Managing Director, Cartwright commented: "Our ongoing commitment to compliance through innovation and rigorous testing is not only supporting our customers but helping improve the image of the industry as a whole."