Anti-Slip Mats - Cost Savings

The arguments for the use of anti-slip mats to increase safety of goods in transport are widely accepted, with most haulage contractors and load professionals aware of the potential benefits.

Many operators, who have yet to introduce Anti-Slip products into their daily operations, are not yet aware of the huge cost savings potential presented by Anti-Slip, achieved by reducing the lashing requirements and by saving time at both the loading and unloading points. A further advantage of the use of Anti-slip mats is a reduction in damage caused by loads moving during transit.

The following examples give a clear indication of the savings potentials. 

Example 1:
Loading surface area (curtainsider L) + load (MDF panels, 8 packages)

  • Payload weight, 24,400 kg MDF sheets divided up and bundled into 8 packages
  • Vehicle layout: Curtainsider L
  • Friction partner smooth fiberboard/MDF sheet on non-slip floor μ = 0.2
  • Required lashing straps: 48 units with a preload force of 500 daN
  • Lashing angle α = 80°
  • Positive connection at the front

Loading without anti-slip mats

Costs without anti-slip mat (μ=0.2)
(calculation in acc. with DIN EN 12195)
Costs
48 lashing straps per transport operation (6 straps in each pack)
Procurement: £8 / unit = £384 / 250 days = £1.54 per transport operation
£1.54

Truck downtime = £70/hr. = £196 per transport operation (168 mins.)

Fitting time per strap approx. 2 mins. = 48 straps / transport operation 96 mins.

Removal time (incl. rolling up) of each strap 1.5 mins. = 48 straps per transport operation 72 mins.

At labour rates of £25 / hr. = £70 per transport operation

£266.00
Edge protection brackets per transport operation, 96 units = 96 brackets x £0.44 = £42.24 per annum = £44.24 / 250 days = £0.17 per transport operation £0.17
         
      
           
 
 
       
        
   
 
Costs per transport operation £267.71
Costs per annum (250 working days) £66,927.50

Costs with anti-slip mat (μ=0.6) (calculation in acc. with DIN EN 12195) Costs
16 straps per transport operation (2 straps in each pack to prevent lifting)
Procurement: £8 / unit = £128 / 250 days = £0.51 per transport operation
£0.51

Truck downtime = £70/hr. = £72.33 per transport operation (62 mins.)

Fitting time per strap approx. 2 mins. = 16 straps / transport operation 38 mins.

Removal time (incl. rolling up) of each strap 1.5 mins. = 16 straps per transport operation 24 mins.

At labour rates of £25 / hr. = £25 per transport operation

£98.16
Edge protection brackets per transport operation, 32 units = 32 brackets x £0.44 = £14.08 per annum = £14.08 / 250 days = £0.05 per transport operation £0.05
Costs anti-slip mats (15 strips, each 6 mm x 200 mm x 2500 mm) £65 per truck for an average of 10 transport operations £6.50
Laying out the anti-slip mats per transport operation approx. 5 mins. At labour rates of £25 / hr. £2.08 £2.08
Costs per transport operation £107.30
Costs per annum (250 working days)

£26,825.00

TOTAL SAVINGS PER ANNUM.  £40,102.50


Example 2:
Load surface area (curtainsider L) + 4 coils (aluminium coils on timber)

  • Payload weight, 4,100 kg aluminum coils on timer (4 coils)
  • Vehicle layout: Curtainsider L
  • Friction partner smooth fiberboard/MDF sheet on non-slip floor μ = 0.3
  • Required lashing straps: 16 units with a preload force of 350 daN
  • Lashing angle α = 60°
  • No positive connection

Loading without anti-slip mats

Costs without anti-slip mat (μ=0.2)
(calculation in acc. with DIN EN 12195)
Costs
16 lashing straps per transport operation (4 straps per coil)
Procurement: £8 / unit = £128: 250 days = £0.51 per transport operation
£0.51

Truck downtime = £70/hr. = £65.33 per transport operation (56 mins.)

Fitting time per strap approx. 2 mins. = 16 straps / transport operation 32 mins.

Removal time (incl. rolling up) of each strap 1.5 mins. = 16 straps per transport operation 24 mins.

At labour rates of £25 / hr. = £23.33 per transport operation

£90.66
Edge protection brackets per transport operation, 32 units = 32 brackets x £0.44 = £42.24 pa = £14.08 / 250 days = £0.06 per transport operation £0.06
         
      
           
 
       
        
   
 
Costs per transport operation £91.53
Costs per annum (250 working days) £22,822.50

Costs with anti-slip mat (μ=0.6) (calculation in acc. with DIN EN 12195) Costs
8 lashing straps per transport operation (2 straps per coil to prevent lifting)
Procurement: £8 / unit = £64 / 250 days = £0.26 per transport operation
£0.26

Truck downtime = £70/hr. = £32.67 per transport operation (28 mins.)

Fitting time per strap approx. 2 mins. = 8 straps / transport operation 16 mins.

Removal time (incl. rolling up) of each strap 1.5 mins. = 8 straps per transport operation 12 mins.

At labour rates of £25 / hr. = £11.67 per transport operation

£44.34
Edge protection brackets per transport operation, 16 units = 16 brackets x £0.44 = £7.04 per annum = £7.04 / 250 days = £0.03 per transport operation £0.03
Costs anti-slip mats (6 strips, each 6 mm x 200 mm x 2500 mm) £26 per truck for an average of 10 transport operations £2.60

Laying out the anti-slip mats per transport operation approx. 3 mins. At labour rates of £25 / hr. = £1.25

£1.25
Costs per transport operation £48.48
Costs per annum (250 working days)

£12,120.00

TOTAL SAVINGS PER ANNUM.  £10,702.50