Cargo Securement Online

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CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver-improvement programs, has released Practical Cargo Securement, a new series of courses based on the industry-standard handbook of the same name. Produced in partnership with Techni-Com, the series includes both full-length courses and shorter refresher modules, with variations for van and flatbed. A total of 10 new titles will be available in the series, addressing such topics as basic principles, securement structures, the importance of cargo packaging, the correct use of blocking and tiedowns, calculation of aggregate working load limits, and cargo inspections. Practical Cargo Securement is said to be the definitive guide to cargo securement in North America, produced by Techni-com, which works primarily with the Ontario Trucking Association and the Canadian Trucking Alliance as a development partner, producing training products in the areas of air brakes, wheel safety, cargo securement, dangerous goods, hours of service, and vehicle inspection. CarriersEdge subscription customers will automatically receive the new courses as part of their subscription service. The courses may also be purchased individually through CarriersEdge partners and resellers across the country. CarriersEdge courses are comprised of online testing, training, and reporting tools, and the company also offers business analysis and consulting services.

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Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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