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RR77 - The security of cross loaded round timber

Examines whether current methods of transport for cross loaded round timber were appropriate and safe including safe to staff and other road users. This involved the load shedding mechanism, the factors which trigger load movement, the methods of load restraint and the implications for driver loading. A test programme was produced to analyse the vehicle response during cornering and manoeuvring using a series of circles and a simulated roundabout test, concentrating on the vehicle and load stability during these tests. In addition, a limited number of tests to monitor the vehicle and load during braking were also undertaken. Presents a full analysis, discusses the problems and potential solutions, and gives recommendations.

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Updated 2010-03-19