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Archive: Cargo Handling

Defective Clevis Pin Culprit in Runaway Trailer

A large agricultural trailer had been connected to a truck using a clevis pin with a spring locking clip.  The trailer became disconnected from the truck and collided with an oncoming vehicle.  The trailer was in poor condition, did not have safety chains, and had substantial recent modifications by the owner. Read More

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A ferry transport of tractor-trailer ends in a substantial loss and dispute over responsibility.

Engineering Determines Cause in Cargo Loss Dispute

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Losses can be contentious — especially when two parties believe the other is at fault. In these cases, engineering principles and third-party objectivity can reveal how and why an incident occurred and who bears responsibility.

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