As you can imagine, there are times when our customers have a cargo control or cargo restraint need that cannot be met by our existing products. And we love a challenge! The Adrian’s Safety Solutions Freight Saver team is made of problem solvers that love custom solutions. Our product design and development team partners with our customers to create unique solutions for specific cargo control or material handling needs. Learn more below about how we created a solution that allows for separate loads within a single tractor-trailer.
Case in point — Hobby Lobby approached us with the situation described above. They were looking for a product that satisfies each of the following:
Helps them keep shipments restrained: Product that shifts in transit can not only become damaged, but also endanger the driver, passengers, and other vehicles on the road if control is lost.
Saves them time on re-stacking after each stop: Hobby Lobby’s trucks carry three or four shipments per load. Without a proper solution, this could require a significant amount of time.
Lessens damages to their merchandise while in transit: Damaged merchandise can not only inconvenience an employee, but also suppliers and customers.
All of these requests are reasonable and doable, but it required our team professionals to go the extra step to provide something effective that allowed for separate loads within a single tractor-trailer. Keep reading to find out how we tackled this.
At first, Hobby Lobby’s team tried an existing product — the Freight Saver XP. However, this product did not provide the coverage area they required. In order to get a better gauge on the product they were envisioning, Adrian’s design team and Hobby Lobby’s teams joined forces. The result? Our teams were able to create a custom net that tightens down and provides nearly wall-to-wall coverage needed.
The custom net also goes a step further by showing Hobby Lobby’s branding. It solved the challenge of restraining and separating shipments while keeping their merchandise safer — the original goal.
Want to view more case studies? Click here.
This post was originally published on May 1, 2015, and has since been updated.