This letter draws attention to the increasing number of container floor failures and the absence of standards for loading equipment except those deduced from the ISO container manufacturing standard. The correspondent comments that general purpose containers and trailer vans are, in effect, custom built and in many instances have floors not built to the high 150 standards. The effects of the use of the "stuffer type truck" on such vehicles and of other mechanical aids such as pallet trucks and telescopic conveyors is also examined. A minimum international standard for floors is suggested with inspections possible included in the MOT vehicle road worthiness test.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Turret Press Limited

    4 Local Board Road
    Watford, Herts WD1 2JS,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Scholey, J H
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Accession Number: 00311481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM