Accession Number : AD0786377

Title :   Evaluation of Three Devices to Secure Intermodal Containers to Flat-Bed Trailers,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS HANDLING LAB COLTS NECK N J

Personal Author(s) : Trowbridge,W. Howard

Report Date : 20 SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Three different securement devices have been tested to determine whether they meet Department of Transportation safety and strength requirements for attaching intermodal containers to regular flat-bed trailers. The tests consisted of a series of static loads applied to simulate the hazards of transportation. Each of the three devices passed all tests and it is concluded that the designs are satisfactory and that they may be used for over-the-road transport of ammunition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Trailers, *Ammunition containers, *Locking fastener devices, Containerizing, Trucks, Cargo, Transportation, Static loads, Logistics

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE