This online North American Cargo Securement Program is designed to explain the fundamentals and general requirements of cargo securement, based upon the National Safety Code for Motor Carriers (Standard 10). After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of the cargo securement standard, requirements of carriers and drivers, and general cargo securement requirements including the securement system, minimum strength requirements, tiedowns and edge protectors, and cargo placement.

Course Outline

This online North American Cargo Securement Program covers the following topics:

  • History of the Cargo Securement Standard

  • Fundamentals of Cargo Securement

  • Guiding Principals

  • What does the Standard cover?

  • What does the Standard require of carriers and drivers?

  • Driver Inspections

  • Securement Options

  • Minimum Force Standards

General Cargo Securement Requirements

  • The Securement System

  • Components

  • Securing Devices

  • Appropriate System

  • Minimum Strength Requirements

  • Tiedowns

  • Edge Protectors

  • Cargo Placement

  • Number of Tiedowns

Optional Additional Topics

  • Energy Sector Specific

  • Logs

  • Dressed Lumber

  • Metal Coils

  • Paper Rolls

  • Concrete Pipe

  • Intermodal Containers

  • Vehicles as Cargo

  • Boulders

  • Roll-on/Roll-off and Hook Lift Containers