Pickup truck nets are designed to protect and contain loose, bulky and uneven cargo loads. Whether you are moving home or office, camping or moving debris, the pickup truck net keeps your items contained whilst in transit and provides an element of legal protection when used correctly. These nets are durable and versatile and they are used extensively in the transport sector. The pickup truck net or load restraint net, as it is quite commonly known, can be manufactured for you in a number of sizes, styles, colours and densities to suit your requirements.
Drivers have a duty under the provisions introduced into the Road Traffic Act 1988 by the Road Traffic Act 1991 to secure all loads on their vehicles and to avoid physical injury and damage to people and property during transport operations. As advised in the Department of Transport Code of Practice document on Safety of Loads on Vehicles (3rd Edition, 2002), it is a legal requirement that all loads carried on vehicles are secured, no matter the length of the journey. This protects people involved in loading, unloading and driving the vehicle, as well as other road users and pedestrians.
The minimum requirement is that the load restraint system must be sufficient to withstand a force not less than the total weight of the load forward, and half of the weight of the load backwards and sideways. A correctly selected and fitted net can help to provide compliance with these regulations.