New Truck Tries to Load Cargo Ship on Flimsy Boards

Do you ever wonder how they load cargo onto massive ships? Well the demonstration sheds a bit of light on the subject. Keep in mind, most of the time, Gaffney cranes or lifts of some sort are used. Yet, not the case here. Nope, these guys resort to good old-fashioned ingenuity and attempt to load a truck in grand fashion! I’m not really sure who thought it would be a good idea to load a full-size pick up onto a cargo ship using nothing but a couple of flimsy boards, but they will evidently live to see another day.

Whoever made that call is not the guy you want on site as your job foreman. OSHA would be the least of your problems, although they would have a field day with this scenario for sure. At first glance, it appears as if there is no way this will work. There are several reasons for this. Let’s go over them for a moment, shall we?

3 Reasons Walking the Plank with your Truck is a No Go

1. Truck Weight. Again, remember this is a full-size pick up, not some small four cylinder runabout. Those types of trucks typically weigh in at somewhere around three tons, or 6000 pounds. That would be enough to scare me off.

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2. Flimsy, Skinny Boards. Take a look again and you will notice that the width of the board is just about exactly the width of the truck tires. That means that the margin of error