The Cargo Securement for Dry Vans course is an informative and interactive program designed to instruct professional drivers on the procedures and protocols for ensuring that a cargo is properly secured in a trailer.
As an operator pulling dry vans, it is your responsibility to ensure your cargo remains properly secured and damage-free. Proper cargo securement is required by law, and can only be achieved when your load is secured in such a way that it cannot move. Cargo securement is important for your own safety, for the safety of the motoring public, and for the safety of your load.
This online Cargo Securement for Dry Vans course provides best practices designed to help prevent revenue loss, roadside delays, increased insurance rates, injuries, and damage to cargo, vehicles, and property.
Section 1: Cargo Securement Overview
In the Cargo Securement Overview, you will learn about the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. This section also covers the many specific requirements laid out in the regulations regarding cargo securement, cargo securement definitions, how to properly load and secure cargo, and securement devices.
Section 2: Pre-trip Responsibilities
The Pre-Trip Responsibility section begins with the pre-trip inspection. You are always required to perform a thorough pre-trip vehicle inspection to ensure your commercial vehicle is in safe working order before you drive. This chapter explains the inspection process and why it’s important. It also explains your responsibilities at the dock, including securing your vehicle, supervising loading, inspecting cargo, loading properly, and checking paperwork.
Section 3: Loading and Securement Techniques
The section on Loading and Securement Techniques is very comprehensive. Details are provided on specific securement techniques and videos illustrate how to properly secure loads using these techniques.