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Driver's Handbook on Cargo Securement - Introduction

Preface

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Fundamentals of Cargo Securement   
  2. General Cargo Securement Requirements    
    • The Securement System    
    • Components of a Securement System     
    • Containing, Immobilizing, and Securing Cargo     
    • Inspection Requirements     
  3. Logs     
  4. Dressed Lumber and Similar Building Products    
  5. Metal Coils    
  6. Paper Rolls   
  7. Concrete Pipe Loaded Crosswise     
  8. Intermodal Containers     
  9. Automobiles, Light Trucks, and Vans     
  10. Heavy Vehicles, Equipment, and Machinery     
  11. Flattened or Crushed Vehicles     
  12. Roll-On/Roll-Off and Hook-Lift Containers     
  13. Large Boulders   
    • Appendix A: Default WLLs for Unmarked Tiedowns      
    • Appendix B: Glossary     

Introduction

Purpose of the Handbook

Learn how to:

  • Apply the securement requirements in the North American Cargo Securement Standard.
  • Safely load and secure specific types of commodities.
  • Inspect a secured load for compliance with the North American Cargo Securement Standard.

If you follow the requirements in the North American Cargo Securement Standard, you will be in compliance with provincial (Canada) and Federal (US) regulations.

Local regulations may be more or less stringent.

Note: The section references throughout this Handbook refer to particular sections of the North American Cargo Securement Standard.

How to Use the Handbook

For general cargo securement requirements, review:

  • Section 1: Fundamentals of Cargo Securement
  • Section 2: Cargo Securement Requirements

To correctly secure specific commodities, also review that section:

  • Section 3: Logs
  • Section 4: Dressed Lumber
  • Section 5: Metal Coils
  • Section 6: Paper Rolls
  • Section 7: Concrete Pipe
  • Section 8: Intermodal containers
  • Section 9: Automobiles, Light Trucks, and Vans
  • Section 10: Heavy Vehicles, Equipment, and Machinery
  • Section 11: Flattened or Crushed Vehicles
  • Section 12: Roll-On/Roll-Off and Hook Lift Containers
  • Section 13: Large Boulders
Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014