News and information from the field of logistics <  1 / 2  > <  1 / 2  > For lack of load securing points and threaten fines Charge on vehicles must be adequately secured. If, by slipping goods to accidents, drivers and vehicle owners have to answer for damages - especially for damages incurred by third parties. But trouble threatens you and your drivers, even if nothing has happened. Also, the legislature has dealt with this issue and the road traffic regulations (Highway Code) established rules. Failure to comply, quickly threaten some significant fines or points in Flensburg central register. According to the Highway Code, a driver of a vehicle shall ensure that the charge of his vehicle no danger to others and represents himself. But is the responsibility - as so often - and the company employing him: when it comes to company vehicles, this is the holder, ie the one who is responsible for the vehicles in the company. More precisely, it follows from the BG rules out (BGV D29 vehicles). Because § 3 clearly says here: The contractor shall ensure that vehicles in accordance with the provisions of § § 4-30 and procure to be equipped. Also § 22 paragraph 1 of the Accident Prevention Regulation comes the chorus: "The employer shall ensure that in accordance with DIN 75410-2 and DIN 75410-3 securing the load is applied to road vehicles of all kinds." The legislature has laid down in § 22 traffic regulations in some detail, has to look like cargo securing: "The charge including devices for securing loads and loading facilities shall be stowed and secured so that they do not slip even under emergency braking or sudden evasive movement, fall down, back and roll it , fall or cause avoidable noise. The accepted engineering rules must be observed. " Note: If the authorities impose a fine for violations of the cargo securing obligation, excluding the driver, it can also make you a responsible vehicle. And always, if you have not found your driver load securing materials or equipment available, these were not enough or you have not checked their correct use regularly. To avoid unnecessary penalties if you consider the following points, you have no fear of fines for breaches of the Highway Code § 22: Ask your drivers adequate materials for transport protection available. Check these materials regularly for functionality. Is this no longer exists, replace the materials or have them repaired immediately. Set in the instructions, make sure your staff have the proper load securing knows. Check your staff, whether the rules of securing loads are met. Make sure that there may be no exceeding the total axle load and even when driving safely disposition. In particular, when the driver loads and unloads at several points you should pay close attention here. Arrange for at least 1 time per year a review of the vehicles operating safely. You should pay special attention to the security elements. These checks may be carried out by suitably expert to the staff. Cargo securing: Misconceptions and Truth Around securing loads, there are so many "myths". About that heavy loads can not slip because of their weight. This and other misconceptions about securing the load has Uwe E. Wirth, chief editor of the specialist information service logistics manager, once made, and on the basis of facts zurückgeholt. Misperception 1: Heavy loads can not slip The truth: whether a charge slip, is completely independent of their weight! The opposite is true: The heavier the load, the greater the security forces must be holding it in place . Misperception 2: Heavy loads can not tip The truth: whether a charge can tilt, is not dependent on the weight! Only the location of the center of gravity in relation to the tilting edge of loading determines the Tipping maturity. Misperception 3: A 5-ton cargo can be secured with a 5,000 daN-belt The truth: This statement is utter nonsense! When lashing solely the biasing force generated by the buckle protects the cargo from sliding around. In addition, when lashing several other factors play a crucial role. Misperception 4: The canvas of a truck is a cargo securing element The truth: The tarpaulin is used only to protect the cargo from weather and pollution! Tarpaulins are no cargo securing elements. Only in combination with a strong vehicle body or a mirror, such as changes slats they can accommodate securing forces. EUR 40 per hour on the ramp Italy: shipper let the truck waiting more than two hours on the ramp, must pay compensation to the carrier. Currently, a fine of EUR 40 per hour or part thereof has been set. These are the calculated minimum costs for drivers and vehicles. Reimbursement for extreme delays in loading and unloading is part of the legislative package introduced in August on the revision of road transport. Law and practice, however, diverge. Santini Primo complains of the truck transporter cooperative FAI service, the scheme is difficult to implement, "Compensation is a good thing. But for the transport operator needs a written contract with an exact time specified for loading. And he rarely gets. " he says.   Red light violation must always be occupied with measuring A red traffic light is about to take an expensive pleasure, and swells the Flensburg account quickly. But you and your drivers should always check if the red light violation detected and correctly or if it was found only on the observation of a police officer. Is this were the case, you have to a judgment of the district court Landstuhl good chance to get away again with impunity. A policeman on duty watched as a driver ignored a red light and drove on. He pointed at the driver then. However, as this learned that there is no "proof photo" of a flash unit was of the violation, but only the testimony of the police officers said, he complained before the district court Landstuhl against the punishment. In its judgment of 24 February 2011, the Court stated that a so-called qualified red light violation in a built-up area can not be removed by casual observation. This is true of the judge's view, even if this is a seasoned police officer. In particular, this also applies when there is no precise findings on the speed of the vehicle or to the distance to the stop line of the traffic light was possible. In his ruling, the Court, explained that one could not determine with certainty in retrospect so that this red phase lasted already more than a second. That fact is a precondition for such a punishment. Also criticized the court that the police could not prove sufficiently that he had of his location from both affected traffic lights in view. In addition, he had indicated that they had made no seconds count. In this respect the safety of a finding of infringement, there is no red light already qualified in a specific red light cameras. Was a purely emotional appreciation in court the time - even by experienced police officers - not enough to establish the serious breach. (Amtsgericht Landstuhl, judgment of 24 February 2011, file 4286 Js 13706/10) Diesel prices: transportation industry wants to pass on costs According to calculations of the transport industry in Berlin and Brandenburg (LBBV) have risen by about 1/5 since December 2011, the prices for diesel truck. At the cost proposed by then the cost of fuel with 30% of the total cost to book, since this value soared to 36% high. So far could not be passed on to customers the higher expenses, criticized the President of the Association, Ramona Sabelus because the contracts were usually completed long. The transport company itself used according Sabelus many ways to curb costs - from training for more fuel-efficient driving up to the close observation of the fuel market using the Internet to find cheap gas stations. These funds, however, are exhausted. In their view must therefore be increased in the near future, the demands of the customers. Project "DocStop" Only healthy driver can fulfill their new responsibilities safely and securely on our roads. But what if the driver on the road ill or needing medical care? Exactly for this reason the project "DocStop" was launched. The aim of the project is to build from Germany starting in all European Member States, a medical information and supply power for truck drivers. This enables drivers to Europe to see a doctor during their weekly working hours outside of the company locations. To coordinate the project in 2008 the non-profit association "DocStop for Europeans eV" was founded. Within the project "DocStop" at truck stops and rest areas are the contact details of participating "physicians in the area" stored. The truck stop and rest area operators should strive, within its capabilities, to hold up a safe place to park the vehicle concerned for truck drivers. The transfer to the medical practices should, where appropriate, can be arranged by the operators of truck stops or rest areas. Medical bills for truck drivers from Germany can be made on the insurance card health insurance. Truck drivers from other countries have either a European or a health insurance card they receive an invoice in duplicate on the reimbursement by the health insurance in your home country. Many truck stops and rest areas have "DocStops" set. In these places, information about the nearest medical supply points of the project "DocStop" are available. The BGL welcomes the project "DocStop" because it emphasizes the social responsibility for the health of all drivers in addition to the road safety aspects. Provide health care for the way women and men, the economy and consumers, must not be lip service, but requires specific precautions and handling aids. Information on the various contact points are sorted by a highway and medical supply list with the corresponding sites of "DocStop" partner. More information about DocStop see www.docstop-online.eu. Highway construction sites: Be sure to observe the vehicle width - otherwise there fine! In many places, patched on German highways in the summer. The traffic is then usually performed by in narrowed lanes at the site. The passing lanes are often only 2 meters wide. What many drivers do not take into account: The cars have gone in recent decades neatly in the width exceeds the maximum width and usually much Who enters into a vehicle with such a Baustellenüberholspur which is marked with the 2-meter shield, risking a caution money of € 20. Drivers should know how wide their vehicle including exterior mirrors so. But this is not so easy to determine, because the vehicle registration is namely only the vehicle width without mirrors. The ADAC maintains on its website a list prepared that lists the actual vehicle widths. You reach the page at the following link: www.adac.de/ car wide Tip: In North Rhine-Westphalia, the road construction authorities are now instructed to release site-specific lanes for vehicles with a maximum width of 2.10 meters.  Partner :  ______________________ Wählen Sie ihre Sprache choose your language GLL Gefahrgut Ladungssicherung & Logistic GmbH - Ulzburger Strasse 42b - 22399 Hamburg - Tel.: +49 (0)40 3596 1914 - Fax: +49 (0)40 3596 0864