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Subject:                          Idealease Safety Bulletin - Cargo Securement

 

In This Issue:
Cargo Securement Regulations
Top 20 Cargo Securement Violations from 2014
TSA on Underride Guards
Important September Dates
Idealease Safety Seminars

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Idealease Safety Bulletin



Cargo Securement Regulations Do Not Apply Just to Flatbed Carriers!

Anything and everything carried on a truck must be properly secured to prevent loss of control or falling cargo from injuring drivers, passengers, or pedestrians. While safe cargo securement principles (and of course regulations) apply to every single item carried for delivery, they also apply to anything else on the truck, including dunnage, tools, and equipment you need to get your job done. Shovels, blocks, webbing, chains, spare tires, brooms, forklifts, pallet jacks, winches, ratchets, etc., all must be secured.

  1. Know the regulations—Cargo securement standards represent the minimum safety requirements for general cargo and some specific commodities. They are available at no charge from FMCSA in the U.S. and from Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators in Canada.
     
  2. Invest in the illustrated cargo securement handbook, which includes both U.S. and Canadian regulations for reference. Click on CVSA’s store at www.cvsa.org and order a copy of Practical Cargo Securement: Guidelines for Drivers, Carriers & Shippers, 406 pages, USD$30.
     
  3. Download the FMCSA Driver’s Handbook on Cargo Securement and provide a copy to your drivers.  Integrate the handbook sections that apply to your type of operation in your Driver’s policy and procedures manual. http://www2.idealease.com/e/36492/-cargo-securement-introduction/2bgym8/336246761.
     
  4. Properly secure all equipment as well as your load—one of the most frequently cited violations is for improper securement of dunnage or equipment, such as tarps, blocks, chains or other tie downs, spare tires, brooms, forklifts, pallet jacks, winches, ratchets, etc.
     
  5. Inspect tie downs for wear and damage. CVSA’s North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria includes the tie down defect tables for chain, wire rope, cordage, synthetic webbing, steel strapping, fittings or attachments and anchor points. If worn out, tie downs should be discarded.
     
  6. Brace and block cargo properly within sided or van trailers. Loads that shift can cause not only crashes but damage to your equipment. And they indicate violations that will affect your company’s safety rating.
     
  7. Use best practices or due diligence. There may be best practices, established by consensus by those who haul what you’re hauling, that are worth following. If your shipment is more unique, do your research, as the rules are established for a reason. Ensure your load is contained, immobilized or secured so that it cannot: (a) leak, spill, blow off, fall from, fall through or otherwise be dislodged from the vehicle, or (b) shift upon or within the vehicle to such an extent that the vehicle’s stability or maneuverability is affected. If needed, hire a professional specializing in vehicle loading.  

Top Twenty Cargo Securement Out-of-Service Violations from 2014 Calendar Year in the U.S.

Failure to properly secure cargo or equipment on a commercial vehicle is the fourth leading category of violations (after violations for Brakes, Lights, and Tires) that result in vehicles being placed Out-of-Service.  Drivers and motor carriers should know about the importance of ensuring everything on their vehicles is properly and safely secured from shifting, tipping, sliding, or falling, even during a panic stop or rapid evasive maneuver. These violations represent over 80% of cargo related OOS violations and 13% of all OOS violations. Carriers should take care to avoid these common mistakes.
 

Ranking by # OOS Cargo Violations

FMCSR Violation Code 

Violation Description 

Percentage of OOS Cargo Violations 

1

392.9A2 

Failing To Secure Vehicle Equipment 

14%

2

393.100A 

Failing To Load/Equip Vehicle To Prevent Load Shifting/Falling 

12%

3

393.100B 

Leaking/Spilling/Blowing/Falling Cargo 

10%

4

393.110B 

Insufficient Tiedowns; Without Headerboard/Blocking 

8%

5

392.9A 

Failing To Secure Load 

7%

6

393.104F3 

Loose/Unfastened Tiedown. 

6%

7

393.13

No/Improper Heavy Vehicle/Machine Securement 

5%

8

393.104B 

Damaged Securement System/Tiedowns 

5%

9

392.9A1 

Failing To Secure Cargo/§§ 393.100-393.136 

4%

10

392.9

Driver Load Secure 

3%

11

393.1

No Or Improper Load Securement 

2%

12

393.134B3 

Rear Of Container Not Properly Secured 

2%

13

393.126

Fail To Ensure Intermodal Container Secured 

2%

14

393.100C 

Failure To Prevent Cargo Shifting 

2%

15

393.134

No/Improper Securement Of Roll/Hook Container 

2%

16

393.128B1 

Vehicle Not Secured—Front And Rear 

1%

17

393.116

No/Improper Securement Of Logs 

1%

18

393.11

Failing To Meet Minimum Tiedown Requirements 

1%

19

393.106B 

Cargo Not Immobilized Or Secured 

1%

20

393.110C 

Insufficient Tiedowns; With Headerboard/Blocking 

1%

 


Use the Following Links to Access the US and Canadian Cargo Securement Regulations:

US
http://www2.idealease.com/e/36492/gulations-Cargo-Securement-pdf/2bgymb/336246761

Canada
http://www2.idealease.com/e/36492/andard-10-Cargo-Securement-pdf/2bgymd/336246761


 

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TSA Issue ANPRM Calling for Underride Guards on Straight Trucks

On July 23, 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) proposing to amend the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs) to require that single-unit trucks be equipped with rear impact guards and reflective tape on the rear and sides of the trucks to improve their visibility. The notice is in response to a petition submitted by the Truck Safety Coalition. Comments are due September 21, 2015.


NEWS:

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
September 13-19, 2015

Make plans now to recognize your drivers!

CVSA Brake Safety Week
September 6-12, 2015


Sign Up Now for one of Seven Safety Seminars to be held this Fall!

Idealease, its members and the National Private Truck Council NPTC will again be hosting safety seminars in 2015. The one day seminars this year will focus on basic safety and compliance, regulation changes and CSA. The seminars and will be provided to all Idealease customers, potential customers and NPTC members at no charge. The seminar provides important information applicable for both the novice and experienced transportation professionals.

October 7

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October 20

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To register for an upcoming seminar in 2015 click on the following link:

www.idealease.com/safety-seminar-registration

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