Driver's Handbook on Cargo Securement - Introduction
This Handbook is based on the North American Cargo Securement Standard and is current as of November 2003. Federal, provincial, and state statutes may vary from the contents of this Handbook.
It is the responsibility of each organization to provide its personnel with specific personal safety training.
Table of Contents
1. Fundamentals of Cargo Securement 3
2. General Cargo Securement Requirements 8
The Securement System 9
3. Logs 33
Components of a Securement System 10
Containing, Immobilizing, and Securing Cargo 15
Inspection Requirements 31
4. Dressed Lumber and Similar Building Products 46
5. Metal Coils 53
6. Paper Rolls 66
7. Concrete Pipe Loaded Crosswise 82
8. Intermodal Containers 95
9. Automobiles, Light Trucks, and Vans 100
10. Heavy Vehicles, Equipment, and Machinery 103
11. Flattened or Crushed Vehicles 107
12. Roll-On/Roll-Off and Hook-Lift Containers 111
13. Large Boulders 115
Appendix A: Default WLLs for Unmarked Tiedowns 123
Appendix B: Glossary 128
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.
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