Kinedyne, a manufacturer of cargo control technologies, including securement, capacity and access solutions, is offering a free training webinar on understanding cargo securement regulations as part of International Cargo Securement Awareness Month.
The company maintains that while an increasing number of US states and Canadian provinces have suspended truck weight restrictions to allow vehicles to deliver bigger loads of emergency supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, the regulations for proper cargo securement remain unchanged.
“With many fleets running larger loads than they usually do, it’s critical to remember cargo securement regulations have not been lifted and that they need to take extra steps to ensure they are properly securing their freight,” said Roger Perlstein, vice president of sales and marketing. “They may need to inspect their current load securement to confirm that it is free of damage and defects, and to add additional cargo securement to both meet DOT requirements and ensure the emergency supplies they’re delivering get to the people who need them.”
Kinedyne launched Cargo Securement Awareness Month in 2017 to help fleets and owner-operators focus on the importance of commercial motor vehicle safety and learn how to properly secure cargo in preparation for the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck. While this year’s Roadcheck has been postponed, Cargo Securement Awareness Month still will be observed in May.
The webinar “Navigating Cargo Securement Roadcheck Inspections” will be presented live at 2 pm EDT April 29. It’s designed to promote worker safety, education and a better understanding of cargo securement regulations. It covers the latest cargo securement safety information, training best practices, performance criteria and industry standards to help participants meet roadcheck requirements of US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA).
The webinar is offered to qualified trailer OEMs, dealerships, fleets and owner-operators as part of Kinedyne’s exclusive Cargo Securement Regulation Training Program. For the convenience of viewers, the webinar will be able for replay and will be posted on the Kinedyne website when available.
To register for the webinar or watch a replay of the session after April 29, visit kinedyne.com/roadcheck2020.