Lately I have seen a rise in roadside inspections with my client where more of a focus has been put on Cargo Securement. Now that we are in the last stretch of the full roll out of CSA 2010 are you familiar with all the regulations and Cargo Securement
FMCSA has information specifically on cargo securement that was implemented in 2002, so this should not be a surprise. Get yourselves, once again familiar with the regulations of cargo securement and stay compliant under the BASICS.
CSA 2010 Cargo-Related: Failure to properly prevent shifting loads, spilled or dropped cargo, overloading, and unsafe handling of hazardous materials on a CMV. Improper load securement, cargo retention, and hazardous material handling. (FMCSR Parts 392, 393, 397, & HM Violations)
to read more information on the Safety Measurement System under CSA 2010 http://csa2010.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/SMS_factsheet.pdf
Cargo securement rules apply to the same types of vehicles and cargo as the old rules, covering all cargo-carrying commercial motor vehicles (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) operated in interstate commerce. This includes all types of articles of cargo, except commodities in bulk that lack structure or fixed shape (e.g., liquids, gases, grain, liquid concrete, sand, gravel, aggregates) and are transported in a tank, hopper, box or similar device that forms part of the structure of a commercial motor vehicle. Read More…FMCSA Cargo Securement regulation
Here is just an example of one of the regulation requirement on what is necessary requirement for tie down. Know how your equipment is tied down, and make sure that there are no nicks in your straps, and if so they must meet regulations. Eliminate a possible out of service and secure your cargo properly, no matter what type of cargo you haul.