CALGARY, Alta. — The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is offering cargo securement training courses in preparation for impending new load securement regulations.
The new regulations go into effect in January, 2005. The AMTA has scheduled "train the trainer" courses throughout Alberta. The two-day courses include the 13 modules from the training provided by the Canadian Council of Motor Carrier Administrators (CCMTA).
The first two modules cover the National Safety Code Standard 10, the physics involved in cargo securement and the equipment and methods of cargo securement. The remaining 11 modules deal with cargo specific securement standards involving logs, dressed lumber, metal coils, paper rolls, concrete pipes, intermodal containers, equipment and machinery and other types of freight.
To register for the course, visit the AMTA Web site at www.amta.ca or call Rose at 403-214-3425. The cost is $300 + GST or $400 for non-members. The registration includes all required materials, a work book and informational CDs. Carriers can also request a shorter, more cargo-specific module focusing exclusively on the type of freight they haul.
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