COILS - Eye to the Side - Steve Emken Trucking - Long Haul Transportation Services.

COILS - Eye to the Side


CRST/Malone recommends that drivers load coils in eye-to-the-side position only when required by the shipper.


Shotgun (eye-forward) position is CRST/Malone’s preferred loading method.


**If coil or groupings of coils equals 5000 pounds or greater, each must have coil racks and dunnage.**

Coils, Eye to the Side

  1. Place rubber belting for coil racks to rest on.
  2. Set one coil rack for each side with the small edge of the lumber facing up.
  •    For coils under 30,000 pounds, use small coil racks and beveled 4x4 lumber.
  •    For coils over 30,000 pounds, use large coil racks and beveled 6x6 lumber.
  1. Lay rubber belting and waterproof paper on timbers according to shipper’s specifications, and set the coil on the timbers.
  2. Using edge protection at all points of contact, secure chains based on coil weight:
  •    Up to 20,000 lbs: Three chains straight through coil. (see figure 3)
  •  20,000 – 40,000 lbs: Five chains straight through coil. (see figure 5)
  • 40,000 Plus lbs: Seven chains straight through coil. (see figure 6)
  1. Tarp the load securely as required.
  2. Secure all loose equipment, including chains and binders, lumber, tarps, rubber belting, coil racks, edge protectors, and load bar.


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