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Cargo Securement: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You Under CSA


You can hide a multitude of sins inside a van trailer, but with an open deck trailer, any indiscretions are out in the open for all to see — including DOT roadside inspectors. Staying compliant means having a excellent understanding of the regulations as well as cargo securement equipment that is up to the task.

Keith Kerns, an investigator with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and a member of CVSA’s International Safety Team, says the primary cause of cargo-related citations and out-of-service orders is not driver error or improper methods. It’s the equipment itself.

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Uncover More Facts about the Cargo-Related BASIC in this New Factsheet!

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Website now features the Cargo-Related Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet. This new factsheet is the sixth in a series of seven to better educate motor carriers, commercial motor vehicle drivers, and other industry stakeholders on CSA’s seven safety categories. Motor carriers and drivers can access this factsheet, as well as the other BASIC factsheets, on the Resources page.

This week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is focusing attention on the Cargo-Related BASIC factsheet, which addresses the proper prevention of shifting loads, spilled or dropped cargo, overloading, and unsafe handling of Hazardous Materials (HM), as outlined under the HM Regulations and Parts 392, 393, and 397 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Motor carriers and drivers can refer to this factsheet for information regarding the types of documents associated with this BASIC they should keep, such as HM incident reports, and for information about how to resolve cargo-related problems.

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