Load Securement Training: Get Ready for the New CSA BASIC

Do you know how the new CSA rules impact you? Request a demo to get full access to Pro-TREAD, and you can review the CSA Overview lesson.

Do you know how the new CSA rules impact you? Request a demo to get full access to Pro-TREAD, and you can review the CSA Overview lesson.

Is your team ready for the new Vehicle Maintenance CSA BASIC? With cargo and load securement folded into the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC, now’s a good time for load securement training. Pro-TREAD offers five courses specific to cargo and trailers (sample videos below):

Pro-TREAD CSA Overview Updated

The Pro-TREAD lesson “CSA Overview” has already been updated with the newest rules on SMS 3.0. If you login to Pro-TREAD, navigate to the CSA section.

If you’re not yet a client, you can get a little more information about the effectiveness of CSA training for drivers. If you’d like demo access to Pro-TREAD, just drop us a line; one of our sales team would be happy to walk you through the product.

Pre-Trip Inspections are More Important Than Ever

As with a number of CSA violations, cargo violations can be assigned to the shipper, the carrier and/or the driver. A solid pre-trip inspection along with knowledge of tie-down rules and trailer loading can prevent most vehicle maintenance violations. A study by Vigillo found 7 of the top ten Vehicle Maintenance BASIC violations could be avoided with a good pre-trip vehicle inspection.

Resources:

  • Summary of changes from the FMCSA.(PDF)
  • All the SMS 3.0 violations from the FMCSA in convenient spreadsheet form.
  • A good article from CCJ about the new rule changes.
  • Slides from a webinar from Vigillo about the rule changes.
  • The FMCSA’s FAQ about the upcoming changes to the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC and Hazmat BASIC.

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