What are the cargo securement guidelines that transportation carriers of dry goods need to follow? If you are interested in getting details of the guidelines as provided in The National Safety Code then the details we will provide here will help you understand all the guidelines.
Cargo Securement Guidelines
According to the guidelines, cargo should be secured, immobilized, or contained in such a way that it does not:
- Fall through, fall from, blow off, spill, leak, or get dislodged in any other way from the dry van.
- Shift within or upon the dry van to the extent which adversely affects vehicle’s maneuverability or stability.
The vehicle driver should:
- Thoroughly inspect the dry van to make sure that the vehicle’s spare tire, tarpaulins, doors, tailboard, tailgate, and other equipment have been properly secured.
- Make sure that the cargo will not be interfering with his ability to safely drive the vehicle.
- Check that the cargo will not be interfering with the unhindered exit of occupants from the driver’s compartment.
Cargo Securement System Guidelines
- The system used for the cargo securement and all of its components which are used for securing, immobilizing, or containing the cargo within or on the dry van should be adequately strong and be able to withstand external forces.
- Cargo securement system’s components should be:
- In good working condition
- Must be appropriate for the work they have to perform
- Must not have weakened or damaged components which may adversely affect how they work
- These components should not have cuts or cracks
- A locking or securing device that is utilized for securing the cargo to the dry van should be secured in such a way that it does not become unfastened while the carrier is moving on the highway.