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 load securement and compliance.

Top 10 Cargo Securement Violations – 2017

Regulation Violation Description # of Violations # of OOS Violations OOS Percent
392.9(a)(2) Failing To Secure Vehicle Equipment 16,087 14,760 91.75%
393.100(a) Failing To Prevent Load Shifting/Falling 15,471 13,564 87.67%
393.100(b) Leaking/Spilling/Blowing/Falling Cargo 12,279 11,526 93.87%
393.110(b) Insufficient Tiedowns; Without Headerboard/Blocking 9,250 8,945 96.70%
393.104(b) Damaged Securement System/Tiedowns 8,451 4,177 49.43%
393.104(f)(3) Loose/Unfastened Tiedown 7,819 4,760 60.88%
392.9(a) Failing To Secure Load 7,435 6,421 86.36%
393.130 No/Improper Heavy Vehicle/Machine Securement 5,242 5,112 97.52%
177.834(a) Package Not Secure In Vehicle 4,217 4,041 95.83%
392.9 Driver Load Secure 3,753 2,540 67.68%

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 load 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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