Load securement and packaging methods for cargo freight in truck, container and intermodal shipments

25 June 2014

Products of different sizes and weights are loaded into trailers using various methods both mechanical and manual, by various algorithms to best weigh or cube out a trailer efficiently. However improper loading and lack of load securement inside the trailer can result in damage to both packages and the products they contain, and can lead to subsequent injury during unloading.
In a paper researchers at Packaging Forensic Associates, Inc. in the USA discuss improperly loaded trailers, and recommend proper loading methods. In addition choice of good pallets and unitization methods is discussed. The paper is published in the Journal of Applied Packaging Research.
Click here for the paper (1.91 MB, ignore the abstract as it is not the correct one).
Click here for the correct abstract.

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