WMHS recently sat down with Paul Preston, Inventor/CEO at KICK STOPS, to discuss the company’s unique, time- and cost-saving cargo restraints.
- TELL US A BIT ABOUT WHY KICK STOPS™ CARGO RESTRAINT DEVICE IS CONSIDERED A “GO-TO DEVICE” FOR CARGO PROTECTION.
KICK STOPS cargo restraint device is your go-to device to protect your cargo. Other restraints all have downfalls that cost you money; cost you time; and cost you more restraints. But KICK STOPS cargo restrain device solves all of these problems. It is the ultimate solution: a reliable, durable, easy-to-use, low-cost restraint. You no longer have to worry about cargo shifting while the vehicle, vessel or train is moving. And you will greatly reduce any damage to cargo, since the pallets will no longer shift. Which also means, it’s safer on the road and less accidents. KICK STOPS cargo restraint device is your solution.
KICK STOPS cargo restraint device is rugged, reliable and a time-saver. How much time does it take to nail in 2x4s? How much time does it take to unload the cargo with everything nailed together? How much money do you spend a year on other dunnage? KICK STOPS cargo restraint device solves these consuming problems. KICK STOPS cargo restraint device takes just a few seconds to kick and step into place on each side of a pallet. And, due to the ruggedized design, it keeps all cargo in place—so unloading is safer and faster. Our low-cost KICK STOPS cargo restraint device is safer, saves you time and money, and is reusable.
KICK STOPS cargo restraint device saves you money. When pallets shift, restraints come undone and cargo is damaged; then what happens? Someone has to submit an insurance claim. We understand that is why we have insurance; however, your rates go up. On top of administrative costs, someone has to re-order the product and receive it; re-issue orders (then sometimes find out it can’t be replaced). Why go through this every time you have to file a claim, when you don’t have to? It’s simple; KICK STOPS cargo restraint device.
KICK STOPS install in seconds. There is no need for tools. No more compressors to inflate airbags. No more hammer and nails to secure a 2×4 to the floor of a truck. Set down, kick device into place, and you’re finished. You can secure a full truckload with a minimal amount of KICK STOPS.
- WHAT ARE SOME OF THE COST-SAVING (AND CARGO-SAVING) BENEFITS OF USING KICK STOPS?
KICK STOPS are fractions of the price of other securing devices. [They] are reusable; they install in seconds—saving your team time, which is money! This innovative device allows you, in most [cases], to secure a FTL for under $25.
- RELATED TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS, HOW DO THESE UNIQUE FEATURES HELP TO SET KICK STOPS CARGO RESTRAINT DEVICES APART FROM THE COMPETITION?
KICK STOPS are in a division of their own. There is nothing on the market like KICK STOPS. All other options are timely, expensive and bulky. KICK STOPS are small devices that use the weight of the pallet to self-secure to the truck, eliminating movement. No tools needed. KICK STOPS can also be used on wood or plastic pallets.
- KICK STOPS ARE REUSABLE AND RECYCLABLE. TELL US A BIT ABOUT THIS. HOW IMPORTANT DO YOU THINK THE RECYCLABILITY FACTOR IS IN TODAY’S INDUSTRIAL MARKETPLACE?
The fact that KICK STOPS are reusable, and 100% recyclable, goes to show that KICK STOPS was designed to improve operations and bottom lines. KICK STOPS eliminates the expensive task of disposing of waste materials from more traditional dunnage options, such as blocking and bracing with wood, or disposing of an airbag that has been cut open after just one use.
- LASTLY, TAKE US THROUGH THE STEPS OF HOW KICK STOPS RESTRAINTS WORK.
The KICK STOPS™ cargo restraint device works to secure your pallets inside your container by road, by sea or by rail. Its design is rugged and easy-to-use. Simply place the device next to the pallet you need secured, ensuring the teeth are facing the floor and the pallet, then kick and step into place. That’s it! You’re done. To fully restrain the movement of the pallet in both directions, use a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th KICK STOPS cargo restraint device along the adjoining/opposite sides and repeat the process. Once both are installed, the pallet will no longer slide in either direction, keeping your cargo safe and minimizing damage.
Three Step Process:
- Set the KICK STOPS cargo restraint device, teeth side facing floor and pallet, along the inside edge of the pallet to be secured.
- Kick the KICK STOPS cargo restraint device so that the teeth bite into the floor and the pallet.
- Once installed, the KICK STOPS cargo restraint device will limit the movement of the pallet in the direction of the side upon which it was installed. WMHS
Paul Preston, Inventor/CEO, KICK STOPS, www.kickstops.net