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

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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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