Free Flatbed Securement Training for CVSA Roadcheck

The CVSA Roadcheck this year has an emphasis on Cargo Securement. And flatbeds, with their cargo and strapping out in the open, take the brunt of enforcement actions when it comes to cargo securement. 

Thousands of Violations will be Written

The CVSA Roadcheck is not a practice run. It's not a rehearsal. If drivers in your fleet are found with violations, they will be cited during the inspection. According to Vigillo, a SambaSafety company that tracks fleet violations, "Last year, with a focus on tires, those violations increased 36% for the three days of Roadcheck compared to the three-day average the prior month.  If that holds for load securement, there will be literally thousands of Load Securement violations written in the coming Roadcheck."

Free Flatbed Safety Course for Drivers

To help prepare your fleet for the inspection bonanza that happens June 6-8, we’re offering free access* to our Flatbed Safety course from now until June 15.

This lesson covers securement rules for flatbed cargo as well as safe operating instructions for securing cargo and determining securement necessary. (Don't haul flatbeds or low-boys? Become a client to assign our cargo securement course, and check out the blog post on dry van cargo securement.)

This lesson covers securement rules for flatbed cargo as well as safe operating instructions for securing cargo and determining securement necessary.

  • Introduction: Flatbed Safety
  • Transporting Unsecured Cargo
  • Cargo Securement Requirements
  • Working Load Limits
  • Required Reference Materials
  • Using the Cargo Securement Tiedown Calculator (1&2)
  • The Cargo Securement Handbook for Drivers
  • Anchoring Your Strap and Proper Use of the Tie Down Bar
  • Flatbed Safety
  • PPE for Flatbed Operations
  • Staying Grounded
  • Working at Heights
  • No Zones
  • Proper Balance
  • Energized Cargo
  • Interactions with Forklift or Crane Operators
  • At-Risk Drivers

Free flatbed safety course from Instructional Technologies

This promotion has ended.

To Access the Flatbed Safety Course

After you fill out the form to the right, you’ll get an email from us with instructions. You can then send instructions to your entire fleet however you see best. Your team can review the course as many times as they want. However we cannot provide proof of mastery to non-clients — to understand more, read on.

Sign Up for Full Access

In order to get the most out of PRO-TREAD, you’ll want to become a client. This will allow you to get full access to our library of more than 100 courses, as well as our easy-to-use Learning Management System (LMS).

To get completion records and certificates after using the free course, you’ll need to become a client *and* all your people will have needed to use the same Site ID we send you. To that end, we recommend having just one person per company fill out the form — get your training VP on it quick!

Courses for Every Vehicle in Your Fleet

You'll find more than 100 courses for logistics and transportation. Many courses in PRO-TREAD emphasize heavy-duty trucks, but you'll find courses that cover your entire operation: medium-duty and light-duty vehicles, as well as forklift and warehouse safety courses.

Standard PRO-TREAD topics include:

  • Safe driving techniques
  • DOT compliance
  • Cargo handling
  • Hazmat
  • OSHA
  • Seasonal driving

You can also upgrade to fleet management courses.

Training vs. Communication:
What’s the Difference?

The difference between good training and mere communication is evidence of completion and mastery. Sending a memo is just communication. Showing a video in a class is just communication. Providing a quiz that covers all key points is training. Showing records of 100% mastery is good training. That’s what PRO-TREAD provides you with its advanced LMS.

The LMS provides you with real-time reporting of progress and completions. It lets you assign courses to individuals, groups, and company-wide. You can also push or pull information to other HR and compliance systems using our API. We hold all training records for you (whether you download them or not), which provides additional chain-of-custody protection in legal cases.

Get the Most from Instructional Technologies

Standard courses are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Instructional Technologies. We produce three levels of custom courses, as well as professional services to help you improve your training efficiency.

Existing Clients are Not Eligible for This Promotion
Existing clients are not eligible for this promotion. However, existing clients on a seat-based plan can take all the PRO-TREAD courses they want. So go assign Flatbed Safety, Cargo Securement, Pre-Trip Inspections, Hours of Service and Roadside Inspections!  

And if you’re a PRO-TREAD client on a per-lesson plan, contact Client Services to learn why the seat-based plan is a much better deal for your company.