When transporting equipment, whether by rail, sea, road or air, it is essential that whatever you are transporting is securely fastened so that it cannot move during transit. It is impossible to calculate the amount of damage done by loose cargo over the years, but rest assured that it is extremely significant.

In order to ensure that your loads are properly secured, you need to purchase the right kind of load restraint equipment. What are the benefits of having good-quality load restraint equipment? Let us take a look.

Protected Goods

The first and most significant benefit is that it protects the goods from damage during transportation. Goods that are properly restrained will not move during transit and will thus not suffer damage due to bumps, grinds, or sudden movements during transport.

By delivering goods that are in perfect condition, losses can be avoided and reputations can be maintained as quality is not undermined.

Protected People

Aside from protecting the goods themselves, proper load restraint also ensures the safety of personnel who work with the loads. Insufficiently restrained load can cause injury or even death. You can also cause severe property damage to other people’s property, not just the goods themselves. Therefore, a poorly restrained load is a significant liability.

Loads that are not secured properly on the backs of trucks, for example, can slide forwards and pierce the cabin, potentially injuring or killing the truck driver. An unsecure load on a truck back could also cause the truck back to become unstable, causing it to jackknife or roll over, particularly when taking corners.

Compliance

Another significant benefit of having the right kind of load restraint equipment is that your loads will be properly restrained in compliance with load restraint regulations. Some essential load restraint equipment you might want to ensure you have includes good-quality ratchet straps, pallet angles, friction mats and more.

At X-Pak Global, we offer a range of lashing, strapping and tooling solutions that are some of the most reliable cargo restraint technologies on the market today. Our specialty is focused on securing loads into containers, however, can use our expert team globally to help you secure any load correctly to its destination.

X-Pak strapping is a composite strap, known as synthetic steel and is extremely strong, reliable and easy to apply. Our lashing solutions are also engineered to ensure your cargo is properly secured. In addition, our lashing solution comes with the X-Pak Cargo-Lash tool and buckles, which helps you efficiently remove all slack and ensure a tight restraint solution for your exported goods.

To get your hands on some of the best load restraint equipment on the market today, contact X-Pak Global now and ensure the safety of your goods and your people.