International Cargo Securement Month resources help prep for CVSA International Roadcheck
Leading cargo control technology manufacturer Kinedyne LLC is offering free training resources, including a webinar and a white paper, as part of its sponsorship of International Cargo Securement Awareness Month in May.
Kinedyne launched International Cargo Securement Awareness Month in 2017 to help truck drivers learn how to properly secure cargo in preparation for the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck. The International Roadcheck 2021 runs May 4-6. Over that 72-hour period, vehicle inspectors across the United States, Canada and Mexico will inspect commercial vehicles to ensure their systems – including cargo securement – comply with regulations.
During International Roadcheck 2020, CVSA reported that almost 13 percent of the 50,000 inspected vehicles were taken out of service. Cargo securement was the 4th most common violation and over 1,500 were sidelined because they failed to meet basic cargo control requirements. Fleets and owner-operators who want to make sure their cargo control will pass inspection can check out Kinedyne’s new webinar, “Command Your Cargo: Best Practices for Securement,” airing live at 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 28. During the session, Jeff Luick, Kinedyne account executive, will walk around a commercial truck highlighting key elements of cargo securement that inspectors will examine during the International Roadcheck.
The webinar will cover cargo securement best practices and will include:
- An overview of trucking cargo regulations
- How to identify the potential for cargo shifting
- How to calculate the required cargo control
- Indirect vs. direct tie-downs
- How to prepare for – and pass – a roadside inspection.
Kinedyne is also offering a free white paper “Cargo Securement: A Guide to Cargo Control Regulations.” It covers proper cargo securement; information about the forces that might cause cargo to shift, slide or fall off the trailer; the reasoning behind various cargo securement regulations; and methods to secure loads that are strong enough to withstand the forces of emergency braking or evasive maneuvers made on the road.
“As an industry leader in designing, manufacturing and testing a full line of DOT-compliant cargo control equipment, Kinedyne is committed to providing guidance to our customers to ensure they have the knowledge they need to meet their obligation to properly secure their loads, not just for their own safety, but for the safety of everyone on the road,” says Roger Perlstein, vice president – sales and marketing.
To register for the webinar, download the free white paper, access a quick reference guide to the CVSA-certifiedLevel 1 North American Inspection, or watch a replay of the training after April 28, visit kinedyne.com/2021roadcheck.
Founded in 1968, Kinedyne LLC is a world-leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of cargo control technologies, including cargo securement, capacity, and access solutions for the transportation industry. The Company maintains a substantial market share in a variety of industry sectors and is known for the development and engineering of high-quality equipment; it holds multiple patents for many of its innovative products. Kinedyne serves a broad range of users, which include OEMs, fleets and independent owner-operators, across a wide variety of markets, including heavy-duty trucking, government, military, agriculture, automotive, recreational vehicle, moving, and storage. Kinedyne’s world headquarters are located in Branchburg, New Jersey, and the Company has affiliates strategically located around the globe, including Kinedyne Canada Limited in Canada, Sistemas Kinedyne, S.A. de C.V., in Mexico and Nantong Kinedyne Limited in China. Read more about Kinedyne LLC at: kinedyne.com. In 2013, Kinedyne was acquired by The Heico Companies LLC, a parent holding company with revenue of over $2 billion and a diversified portfolio of more than 40 businesses involved in manufacturing, construction, and industrial services. Read more about The Heico Companies LLC at:heicocompanies.com. In 2017, Kinedyne LLC was nationally certified as and continues to be a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization – NY, regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In 2020, Kinedyne Canada Limited was granted WBE certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise Canada Council (WBE Canada).
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