Suppliers offer free online cargo securement training for CVSA Roadcheck

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Updated May 31, 2017

Several industry suppliers are offering free, online training to carriers and drivers in advance of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance‘s annual International Roadcheck inspection spree, to be held June 6-8, across North America.

CVSA plans the 72-hour event each summer for the purpose of conducting “compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives.”

Cargo securement will be the main point of emphasis for inspectors this year. This is a normal part of CVSA’s Level I inspections, but the organization says that inspectors will be highlighting cargo securement as a reminder to drivers and fleets of its importance.

Click on this image to access the free training module from Stay Metrics and LumaClick on this image to access the free training module from Stay Metrics and Luma

Stay Metrics and Luma are offering a complimentary training module on Level 1 inspections and the areas of cargo securement that officers will be targeting.

The online module provides a short, interactive learning and assessment. It will be available during the months of May and June at https://enuggetlearning.com/secure. No login or registration is required.

Stay Metrics reports that so far more than 3,300 individuals have accessed the training and about 1,400 have completed the assessment. The module has received a very favorable 4.5 out of 5 stars from user evaluations.

Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), providers of Pro-Tread online driver training, announced a free cargo securement training focused on open deck transportation companies

Click on this image to access the free ProTread training from ITI. Registration is required.Click on this image to access the free ProTread training from ITI. Registration is required.

Beginning May 25, ITI will offer its “Flatbed Safety” course free until June 15, 2017. The course focuses on securement rules for flatbed cargo as well as safe operating instructions for securing cargo.

CLICK HERE to access ITI’s Flatbed Safety Training for CVSA Roadcheck.

During the three days of Roadcheck, the average number of weekly inspections jumps to 90,000 from 65,000, according to data from Vigillo, a SambaSafety company. This leads to a corresponding spike in violations that are uncovered during this annual inspection blitz.

Common securement violations found during inspections include damaged or defective tie-downs, loose or unfastened tie-downs, and not having the required number of tie-downs.