Cargo Securement Training Online

Cargo Securement Training Online

Improperly secured loads can contribute to fatalities, collisions, and loss of freight.

Course Duration
30 minutes



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Cargo Securement Training provides basic information on proper cargo securement as well as an overview of parts 1, 2, and 3 of the North American Cargo Securement Standard.

Who Needs Building an Engaged Work Team Learning?

Motor carriers, shippers, and commercial drivers.

Course Outline

Overview of Cargo Securement

  • Problems with improperly secured cargo
  • Benefits of proper securement
  • Guiding principle of public safety
  • North American Cargo Securement Standard

Physics of Cargo Securement

  • Basic laws of physics
  • Forces in four directions
  • Motion from normal driving
  • Performance criteria of the Standard

General Cargo Securement Requirements

  • Application of general cargo securement rules
  • General requirement for cargo securement
  • Appropriate systems
  • Elements of securement system
  • Securing devices
  • Tiedowns
  • Working load limit (WLL)

Packing, Placement, Restraint, and Inspections

  • Packing
  • Placing
  • Restraining
  • Cargo inspections

Specific Securement Requirements

  • Logs
  • Dressed lumber
  • Metal coils
  • Paper rolls
  • Concrete pipes
  • Paper rolls
  • Vehicles as cargo
  • Roll-on/roll-off and hook lift containers
  • Boulders