ECI Safety Focus of the Week: Cargo Securement
This weeks safety focus is Cargo Securement, which is extremely important in protecting the traveling public. Therefore, only properly trained ECI drivers should be transporting any heavy equipment.
For smaller loads (under a 1,000 lbs.) it is generally acceptable to use 2 ratchet straps for load securement.
The regulations are complicated, so if you don’t know the rules purtaining to securement of your load, refer to one of the following references:
- Ask the safety department, Kim, Scott, Luc, or other qualified driver, or
- Refer to the DOT Cargo Securement Regulations reference on the ECI Document Library (www.eci.pantherrack.com/employee-portal/document-library)