Handling and Documenting Cargo Training

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Handling and Documenting Cargo Training

This course is designed to help CMV drivers learn proper procedures for handling and documenting cargo.

Being a safe driver who delivers undamaged cargo isn’t only about how the vehicle is driven. Properly handling and securing cargo are important tasks professional drivers perform on a daily basis.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize cargo securement devices
  • Explain how to evenly distribute your cargo
  • Identify how to safely load and unload your vehicle
  • Practice cargo theft prevention measures

New Driver Training Program: Handling and Documenting Cargo Training

Course Topics:

The Importance of Proper Cargo Handling

  • Principles and Methods of Cargo Securement
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Securement Devices
  • Cargo Securement Plan

Weight Distribution

  • Principles of Weight Distribution
  • Weight Balance
  • Safe Loading Responsibilities
  • Data Capture

Moving Cargo

  • Loading/Unloading Tools
  • Forklifts
  • Pallet Jacks
  • Two-Wheel Dolly

Safety and Security

  • Cargo Theft
  • On the Road
  • In-Transit Security Tips

Universally Compatible

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 20 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

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.