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Enforcement of Marked Cargo Tie-downs

Just a reminder of upcoming changes to cargo securement regulations. Effective January 1, 2011 each of the minimum number of tie-downs required must be rated and marked with a Working Load Limit.

Default values for Working Load Limits will be eliminated from the Cargo Securement Standard at the end of the year.

Unmarked and unrated tiedowns will be disregarded by enforcement if they are used as one of the minimum number of tiedowns to achieve compliance.

These provisions were included in National Safety Code (NSC) Standard 10 which was approved by the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety in September 2004.

For CCMTA's FAQs on Cargo Securement, click here.