VDI standard on lashing

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VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, German Engineer Association)’s guideline 2700 on lashing of vehicles on board car transporters is widely known and used in the industry. The guideline’s Part 8.1 ‘Securing of loads on road vehicles, securing of passenger cars and cargo minivans on vehicle transporters’ of April 2009 and Part 8.2 ‘Securing of loads on road vehicles, securing of trucks on vehicle transporters’ of December 2010 have been in review for the last years.

The changes to the guideline were discussed and approved at a VDI working group in Q3 of 2022 and will be published by VDI in 1-1.5 years at which time they will become official. Some information flyers are already available for anyone involved in truck transport so that all companies are prepared for the changes that will come in the course of 2023.

Although the standards will not be enforced for a while, the specification on lashings is now different and members may wish to already take this into account when purchasing replacement straps.