Load securement plays an essential role in equipment transportation. Whether you work in construction or another heavy equipment industry, you're likely transporting your equipment from place to place. Following load securement best practices and regulations protects your investments and everyone on the road.
The Basics of Load Securement
Load securement refers to placing an item on a vehicle and keeping it in place until it's ready to be removed. Proper load securement is a safety practice to protect materials in transport and prevent incidents on the road that can hurt drivers and cause costly damage.
With many operations transporting different types of cargo, the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) created standards to define requirements for securing loads. This regulation is called the North American Cargo Securement Standard.