9: Automobiles, Light Trucks, and Vans
|What Does This Section Cover?||p. 101|
|Securing Automobiles, Light Trucks, and Vans||p. 102|
What Does This Section Cover? (Section 3.7.1)
The requirements in this section apply to the transportation of automobiles,
light trucks, and vans that individually weigh 4500 kg (10,000 lb.) or less.
Vehicles that are heavier than 4500 kg (10,000 lb.) must be secured in
accordance with the provisions of Section 10, Heavy Vehicles, Equipment,
Securing Automobiles, Light Trucks, and Vans (Section 3.7.2)
Tiedowns attached to the vehicle being transported are the most effective
- Use at least two tiedowns at both the front and rear of the cargo to
- Forward and rearward
More tiedowns may be required to satisfy the general cargo securement
requirements. The Standard states: "The sum of the working load limits from
all tiedowns must be at least 50% of the weight of the cargo."
Requirements for tiedowns designed to be affixed to the structure
- These tiedowns must use the securement mounting points on the vehicle that have been designed for that purpose.
Requirements for tiedowns designed to fit over or around the
- Provide restraint in the side-to-side, forward, rearward, and vertical
- Not required for synthetic webbing at points where the webbing comes
in contact with the tires.