12: Roll-On/Roll-Off and Hook Containers
|What Does This Section Cover?||p. 112|
|Securing Roll-On/Roll-Off and Hook Containers||p. 113|
What Does This Section Cover? (Section 3.10.1)
The requirements in this section apply to the transportation of roll-on/roll-off
and hook-lift containers.
Generally, roll-on/roll-off and hook-lift containers are carried on specially
designed vehicles that are equipped with securing devices on the vehicle.
When the container is secured, it combines the container and the vehicle
into one unit.
Securing Roll-On/Roll-Off and Hook-Lift Containers (Section 3.10.2)
This section deals with how to transport a container on a vehicle that
is not equipped with a compatible and functioning "Integral Securement System."
Requirements for securing containers on a vehicle without an
Integral Securement System
- Block against forward movement by the lifting device, stops, a combination
of both, or another suitable restraint mechanism.
- Secure to the front of the vehicle by the lifting device or another suitable
restraint to prevent side-to-side and vertical movement.
- Secure to the rear of the vehicle with at least one of the following
- Rear Mechanism 1: One
tiedown attached to both the vehicle chassis and the container chassis.
- Rear Mechanism 2: Two
tiedowns installed lengthwise, each securing one side of the container to
one of the vehicle's side rails.
- Rear Mechanism 3: Two
hooks, or an equivalent mechanism, securing both sides of the container
to the vehicle chassis at least as effectively as the tiedowns in the two
Securing Roll-On/Roll-Off and Hook Lift Containers (Section 3.10.2)
Requirements for securing containers on a vehicle without an Integral
Securement System (continued)
- Attach mechanisms used to secure the rear end of a roll-on/roll-off or hook lift container no more than two meters from the rear of the container.
Each mechanism must have a WLL of at least 2,268 kg (5,000 lb.).
- Manually install additional tiedowns if one or more of the front stops
or lifting devices is:
- Not compatible.
- Manually installed tiedowns must provide the same level of securement
as the missing, damaged, or incompatible components.