Cargo Securement

Properly secured flatbed cargo prevents items from shifting, spilling, blowing or falling from the vehicle. And that's critical. Proper cargo securement in dry vans is also a necessity to avoid lost dollars in damaged goods.

Compliance with federal cargo securement regulations is required on all types of commercial motor vehicles, and violations can have serious consequences under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program.

J. J. Keller offers a large line of cargo securement products and services – from supplies and training programs to handbooks and consulting – designed specifically to help you ensure your dry van and flatbed cargo is secured and your drivers know how to secure it.

See below for more cargo securement information and essential solutions to help you maintain compliance and keep your cargo safe.

Top 10 Cargo Securement Violations – 2013

Regulation Violation Description # of Violations # of OOS Violations OOS Percent
392.9(a)(2) Failing To Secure Vehicle Equipment 15,256 12,674 83.08%
393.100(a) Failing To Prevent Cargo Shifting 13,375 11,248 84.10%
393.100(b) Leaking/Spilling/Blowing/Falling Cargo 10,548 9,587 90.89%
393.104(b) Damaged Securement System/Tiedowns 10,238 5,317 51.93%
393.110(b) Insufficient Tiedowns; Without Headerboard/Blocking 8,707 8,323 95.59%
392.9(a) Failing To Secure Load 8,651 7,067 81.69%
393.104(f)(3) Loose/Unfastened Tiedown 8,089 5,500 67.99%
393.130 No/Improper Heavy Vehicle/Machine Securement 5,714 5,430 95.03%
392.9 Failing To Secure Load 4,017 2,991 74.46%
392.9(a)(1) Failing To Secure Cargo 3,766 3,188 84.65%

Commodity-Specific Cargo Securement Rules

The following commodities are subject to specific rules for cargo securement, as found in U.S. regulations 49 CFR Part 393 and Canadian Nation Safety Code Standard 10. The commodity-specific requirements are in addition to the general securement standards that apply to all commodities.

Commodity U.S. Regulation
Logs §393.116
Dressed lumber or similar building products §393.118
Metal coils §393.120
Paper rolls §393.122
Concrete pipe §393.124
Intermodal containers §393.126
Automobiles, light trucks, and vans §393.128
Heavy vehicles, equipment, and machinery §393.130
Flattened or crushed vehicles §393.132
Roll-on/roll-off or hook lift containers §393.134
Large boulders §393.136

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