Load Security

Load Security

Load securement is a very important part of trucking, in order to secure properly you need to know your load and how to keep stable and secure.

With the wide variety of loads that hauled, each requires a specific way of securing that load. Example of hauling lumber, the standard requirement would be a strap every 5 ft or 1.52 meters. So, an example of this would an 8 ft long bundle would require 2 straps. And other types of loads such as manufactured structural steel and machinery would require more tie downs.

Failure to adhere to the rules of secure loads goes against the CVOR license. An Insecure load on a commercial motor vehicle, section 111(2), results in a $310.00 fine and 3 points.

This next paragraph was taken directly from the Ministry of Transportation’s website.

“Load-securement requirements are found in Section 111 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and in Ontario Regulation 363/04. This regulation adopts National Safety Code (NSC) Standard 10, Cargo Securement, as the standard for securing loads in Ontario.

The intent of this national standard is to:

Reduce the number of accidents caused by cargo shifting or falling from commercial vehicles.

Harmonize to the greatest extent practicable US, Canadian and Mexican cargo- securement regulations.”

  1. v. Dhami, 2005 ONCJ 539 (CanLII)



File number:

1260 – 69585907


R. v. Dhami, 2005 ONCJ 539 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/1p2bp>, retrieved on 2019-03-24