Old Dominion announces new cargo security system

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[kaltura-widget wid=”6jmw4wnu9w” width=”400″ height=”290″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” align=”right” /]Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has launched a new security divider service to provide added protection for customers shipping extra-sensitive cargo.

Old Dominion says the new service provides guaranteed, locked-in security for special or uncrated freight that is loaded into the nose of a trailer. Customers’ freight is locked into place on the trailer at its origin and remains locked until it reaches its final destination.

First, freight is loaded into the nose of a deck trailer, and a frame – consisting of a pair of two-by-12s and a single one-by-eight – is placed on the trailer floor against the freight. Then, a pair of five-by-eight plywood boards is placed in the frame, and two deck bars are dropped in front of the panels. Finally, a lock is placed in the drilled hole of the deck bar.

When the frame and boards are offset from the deck bars, any empty space can be filled with air bags; a cargo strap may be added for additional security. Upon delivery, an Old Dominion employee removes the lock in the presence of the consignee, allowing the freight to be unloaded with the consignee knowing that the freight has not been handled since the initial loading.

To see an animated illustration of the security dividers, visit http://www.odfl.com/service/security_divider.shtml.