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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Columbia, SC
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Re: fire and brimstone
I am (sort of) in the shippng business. I mostly ship radioactive materials. At the risk of sounding like I'm bragging, I consider myself expert at Department of Transportation regulations. The appropriate regulation in this case applys to any commercial carrier.
The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 Transportation, Part 393, Subpart I - Protection Against Shifting or Falling Cargo, contains all of the regulations for load securement.
A trucking company can put all the "...not responsible..." signs they want on their trucks but...
49CFR393.100(c) states, "Each commercial motor vehicle must, when transporting cargo on public roads, be loaded and equipped, and cargo secured, in accordance with this subpart to prevent the cargo from leaking, spilling, blowing or falling from the motor vehicle."
They are responsible! Quote this to them or have your lawyer do it if necessary. They will have to pay.
The object to life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, with a big smile shouting, "Holy S#*t ...what a ride"!
Last edited by steveberger; 10-17-2005 at 08:43 PM.