This course on DOT Cargo Securement discusses the goals of the DOT’s Cargo Securement Standard, the requirements that the Standard places on motor carriers and drivers, and what drivers should do to ensure that the cargo on the truck they are driving stays put when they’re on the road. There are any number of things that can cause an accident on the highways.
In studying incidents that involve commercial vehicles, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) determined that cargo being loaded and secured incorrectly is more likely to cause a crash than any other type of problem. So the DOT has established “cargo securement” regulations to specify how different types of cargo should be loaded and secured so that it can be transported safely. Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, this course provides the most cost-effective safety and regulatory compliance training available today. The course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood… and retained. These courses can be installed and run on any SCORM conformant learning management system (LMS).
This DOT Hours of Service course covers the following topics:
The DOT Cargo Securement Standard
Working with “Load Limits”
Loading and Restraining Cargo
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.
Average Completion Time
Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 45 minutes.
Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.