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International Road Check Day 2017-Cargo Securement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers.

Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus is cargo securement. While checking for compliance with safe cargo securement regulations is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting cargo securement safety this year as a reminder of its importance to highway safety.

NSTSA is in the process of developing a cargo securement training program due to the many worker injuries that happen while loading and unloading of cargo. Stay tuned for more information in the very near future.

in Canada under the National Safety Code for commercial vehicles. All drivers must be familiar with cargo securement requirements for commercial vehicles.(Registered weight over 4500 kgs) Here is the link to the cargo securement standard.

This link has a great article(pdf format) on top tips about cargo securement and the top 5 cargo securement violations CVSA sees as part of inspections.

Top 5 Cargo Securement Violations:

1. Failure to prevent shifting/loss of load

2. Failure to secure truck equipment (tarps, dunnage, doors, tailgates, spare tires, etc.)

3. Damaged tie-downs (unacceptable wear on chain or cuts and tears on web straps)

4. Insufficient tie-downs

5. Loose tie-down


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