Though rail transport has been around for literally centuries, it is still extremely important to the overall functioning of our entire economy. In fact, rail freight volumes have been increasing since 2016, but did see a dip in 2020 likely due to COVID. The point here is that companies are increasingly relying on railroads to transport large shipments and because of this, it’s important that you properly secure your cargo to keep it safe and ensure it arrives to your destination without damage.
Safety Top Priority for Rail Cargo Transport
As is the case with all of our strapping products, safety is paramount when it comes to properly securing rail cargo. At Strapping-Products.com we provide a variety of strapping products specifically designed for the railroad industry. These products are built using the highest quality materials and are meant to secure even the most rigorous loads.
AAR Approved Strapping
Our railroad strapping is AAR Approved which means that the American Association of Railroads deems it strength to exceed their limits to secure loads of all shapes and sizes. This approval is not something that all polyester strapping carries, so be sure to check before purchasing railroad strapping.
AAR Approved Polyester Strapping Options from Strapping-Products.com
At Strapping-Products.com we carry two different types of AAR approved polyester strapping, both of which are included below:
- AAR Type 1A Grade 7 Approved 1-5/8” x 11,000 lb. Break Cord Lashing
- AAR Type 1A Grade 6 Approved 1-5/8” x 7,700 lb. Break Cord Lashing
- AAR Type 1A Grade 5 Approved 1-1/2” x 5400 lb. Break Cord Strapping
- AAR Type 1A Grade 4 Approved 1-1/4” x 3500 lb. Break Cord Strapping
- AAR Type 1A Grade 4 Approved 1-1/4” x 3300 lb. Break Composite Strapping
As you can see, these two different types of polyester strapping have different load limits, so be sure to keep these constraints in mind when ordering. Should you have any questions, our team is always available to ensure you purchase the proper product for your unique need.
Contact Strapping-Products.Com Today to Order AAR Approved Strapping for Securing Rail Cargo
If you’re transporting cargo by rail you want to ensure you’re using the proper strapping materials. At Strapping-Products.com we have several products that are AAR Approved which means they’re specifically designed to transport rail cargo. For more questions about these products, or any of our other factory direct strapping products, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 888-803-8140, or send us an email at email@example.com. We look forward to working with you soon.