When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure. This course provides details on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) covering the securement of metal coils, including the driver's responsibilities for cargo securement and the ways to safely secure this type of cargo.
Students who successfully complete this course will be certified in metal coil securement in accordance with Alabama law Code of Ala.1975, §32-9A- 2(a) (4)a.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Secure cargo on or in a CMV in a manner that complies with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, specifically 49 CFR 393 Subpart I – Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo and 49 CFR 392.9 – Inspection of Cargo, Cargo Securement Devices, and Systems.
- Secure metal coils to a CMV in a manner that complies with the special rules for that commodity included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), specifically 49 CFR 393.120.