More about Loading general freight
Lifting machines are specialised equipment that we use to lift and place loads. The load size, load weight and operating area will determine what lifting machine we will use.
The weight of a vehicle and its load effects the road surface, and if the vehicle is overloaded the road surface may crack or the roads foundations may start to collapse and eventually fail, causing pot-holes etc. Vehicles are designed by the manufacturers to carry certain size loads, and still fall inside the legal limits of the traffic authorities.
Gross Vehicle Mass And Axle Mass
In order to safe lives and preserve the country’s roads certain limitations on the gross vehicle mass and axle mass applies to all vehicles that transport freight or passengers. The limitations are governed by the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 Part IV Chapter VI.
Many loads are marked with symbols indicating special handling information and instructions. Such symbols, when displayed on cargo are to be carefully taken into account by the driver in positioning and securing the load.
Cartons And Boxes
Bags And Sacks
Cylindrical Loads (Drums, Rolls, Etc.)
Glass And Protection Panels
Bricks And Blocks