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How NOT to load a trailer with heavy cargo

Once in a while, things go wrong in freight forwarding. This one happened on our doorstep in Birmingham, UK, earlier this summer and International Forwarding’s sales director, Nigel Parsons, was there to capture it – the perfect visual lesson in how NOT to load a trailer.

This would most likely have happened when the trailer’s landing legs were wound down onto the floor to support the full trailer while the tractor unit pulled out from underneath it. (Trailers are also loaded when they are on their landing legs, so that they can be hooked up when loaded.)

Too much weight forward of the landing legs and it will tip. It’s really common sense so it doesn’t happen very often. We think someone must have been having a particularly bad day.

For further information on transporting heavy cargo other freight forwarding needs, visit our Freight forwarding section.