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Cargo Securement: FLATBEDS

Course ID: CLK0881
Level: Introductory
Duration: 0 Hours 25 Minutes
Language: English
$25.00

The Cargo Securement: FLATBEDS course is specifically designed to prepare all drivers of vehicles that require a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) to operate and properly secure different types of cargo in flatbed trailers. This flatbed securement training covers the regulations outlined in FMCSR Part 393, Subpart I in the U.S. and National Safety Code Standard 10 in Canada.  

Successful commercial motor vehicle drivers must do all that they can to properly secure cargo on flatbed trailers. Poorly secured cargo can result in damage to cargo or vehicles, delays due to roadside enforcement, and potential accidents that can cause injuries or even loss of life. To avoid problems, flatbed drivers must be able to position and secure their cargo properly. They must also understand the regulations and recognize the potential hazards related to flatbed load securement.

Specific course topics include the following:  

  • Cargo securement basics & overview
    • Proper cargo securement
    • Federal Motor Carrier safety regulations
    • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • Pre-trip planning
  • Pre-trip responsibilities
    • Walk-around inspections
    • Loading and securing cargo
    • En route inspections
  • Common commodities
    • Overview
    • Heavy equipment
    • Lumber & building materials
    • Metal coils
    • Concrete pipe
    • Logs

This flatbed securement training course is specifically designed for all drivers of vehicles that require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate. 

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This flatbed securement training course is specifically designed for all drivers of vehicles that require a CDL to operate. Participants who take the Cargo Securement: FLATBEDS course will learn how to enhance their safety practices and become more proficient in cargo securement on flatbed trailers, better ensuring the safety of themselves, their cargo, and others on the road. Upon successful completion of the course, individuals can expect to be able to: 

  • Describe best safety practices for flatbed load securement.
  • Specify what flatbed and cargo-related components should be inspected during pre-trip and en route inspections.
  • Identify best practices for securing common commodities.
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