Patent Number: 6,250,861

Title: Side rail for flatbed trailers and trucks

Abstract: A side rail (10) mounts on the load carrying deck of a transport vehicle to facilitate securing loads to the deck and includes an upright abutment wall (20) that intersects a support surface extension (30). The abutment wall 20 has an inner surface (22) that faces the load carrying deck and an outer surface (24) that faces away from the load carrying deck. An upwardly and outwardly angling winch mount (50) connects the outer surface (24) of the abutment wall (20) to the support surface extension (30). Upper and lower attachment flanges (26) and (28) project inwardly from the abutment wall (20) for mountably engaging the load carrying deck. The support surface extension (30) is bifurcated by a longitudinally disposed channel (32), creating an inner extension portion (36) and an outer extension portion (38). An outwardly disposed hook notched lip (42) is formed along the inner edge of the channel (32) to produce a chain tie-down securing location. Winch support hooks (52) and (54) formed on the lower surface of the winch mount (50), are configured to mount a winch type device at an angular orientation. A rubrail curtain securement flange (60) depends downwardly from the outer edge of the support surface extension (30) for securing and sealing tarps and side curtains (68) to the load carrying deck.

Inventors: Whitehead; Jerald M. (Boise, ID)


International Classification: B60P 7/08 (20060101); B60P 7/06 (20060101); B60P 007/08 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018