Cordstrap works closely with US rail freight partners to ensure safe, secure transportation of goods. With the new AAR ruling for packaged lumber on center A-frame flatcars, our products can now be used in place of steel cables in these applications.
Cordlash 200 – a product that you may not be aware we provide within our portfolio – is far more user friendly than cable. It is a safe, cost- and time-effective solution and easy to apply. Cordlash 200 takes the inconvenience and risk out of the frequent requirement to replace steel cables on flatcars – with a cost saving of 30% per cable purchased.
With massive volumes of lumber in transit, the latest AAR open top loading rules are important, providing a real opportunity to make transport both more secure and more cost-effective on the US rail network.
Over 250 of our applications have been approved by the AAR. We are able to provide a great solution that complies with this latest ruling safely, efficiently and cost effectively.
The new AAR ruling for packaged lumber on center A-frame flatcars states:
“In lieu of top corner caps, top packages that do not accommodate two cable and edge protectors may be unitized by one Type 1A, Grade 7 Strap encircling packages on both sides of the car and secured with an approved ladder buckle. Straps are to be positioned 1 ft. from the ends of the packages they are unitizing. When it is not possible to get two cables over each package on both sides of the centerbeam, Type 1A Grade 7 encircling bands may be used to encircle all packages on both sides of the centerbeam.”
You can learn more about how Cordstrap can help with your rail securing needs here.