Properly secured flatbed cargo prevents items from shifting, spilling, blowing or falling from the vehicle. And that's critical. Proper load 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.
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The following stats come from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
|Regulation||Violation Description||# of Violations||# of OOS Violations||OOS Percent|
|393.100(a)||No or Improper Load Securement||8,268||7,571||92%|
|392.9(a)(2)||Failing to Secure Vehicle Equipment||9.961||9.538||94%|
Insufficient tiedowns to prevent forward movement for load not blocked by
|393.104(b)||Damaged Securement System/Tiedowns||5,621||1,565||28%|
|392.9(a)||Failing to Secure Load||6,782||6,167||91%|
|393.130||No/Improper Heavy Vehicle/Machine Securement||4,909||4,782||97%|
|392.9||Driver May Not Operate a CMV Without Proper Load Securement||2,733||2,055||75%|
|393.134||Failing to Meet Minimum Tiedown Requirements||2,830||2,690||95%|
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 load securement standards that apply to all commodities.
|Dressed lumber or similar building products||§393.118|
|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|
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