Twist locks provide a secure way to mount containers to flatbed trailers during transportation. Twist locks are available in retractable and non-retractable versions for versatility depending on load type. Retractable twist locks are installed in the bed of a trailer and retract below deck level. These are commonly used when there is still a flatbed requirement, so the twist locks need to be retractable. Non-retractable twist locks are mounted directly to the vehicle or chassis. Their securing head extends above the deck, enabling containers to be loaded quickly and efficiently.
Tandemloc carries a variety of container-to-trailer twist locks for securing general cargo and containers. Some incorporate tiedowns for additional security.