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J J. Keller Introduces Cargo Securement Training

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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J.J. Keller & Associates, provider of compliance products, has developed a new driver training program designed to reduce the risk for cargo securement violations, accidents and liability.
Cargo Securement Flatbeds training program teaches drivers how to keep their flatbed loads in place and in compliance, and it also includes best practices and how-to information.
Cargo Securement Flatbeds training program teaches drivers how to keep their flatbed loads in place and in compliance, and it also includes best practices and how-to information.


Cargo Securement Flatbeds training program teaches drivers how to keep their flatbed loads in place and in compliance with 49 CFR Section 392.9 and Part 393, Subpart I. The program goes beyond the minimum requirements by including best practices and how-to information to further ensure the proper and safe securement of cargo. Plus, it underscores the impact of cargo securement violations, on both the individual driver and the carrier, under CSA.

The training program covers key topics such as correct tiedown use, rub rail issues and headerboards.

It also includes separate segments on the five most common types of commodities:
- Heavy equipment
- Lumber and building materials
- Metal coils
- Concrete pipe
- Logs

"This training program truly covers a lot of ground," says Daren Hansen, senior editor-transportation safety at J. J. Keller. "Of course it explains the regulations and the consequences of securing cargo improperly, but it goes well beyond that. It really conveys the responsibility that drivers have for protecting their cargo, their vehicles, the public, and their own personal safety throughout the transportation process, from pre-trip right up to the point of delivery."

The program features a closed-captioned DVD video that includes a main program, hazard perception challenge scenarios, a 10-question quiz and a note to trainers. The video demonstrates proper load securement, plus situational scenarios to increase drivers' comprehension. Supporting materials include an Instructor's Guide, a Trainer Tools CD-ROM with two PowerPoint presentations and an awareness poster.

The program also includes a driver training packet containing one Cargo Securement Flatbeds driver handbook, a cargo securement handbook for drivers, and a cargo securement sliding calculator.

Cargo Securement Flatbeds is available in additional formats that feature the same content, enabling trainers to respond to a variety of student learning styles. Training formats include Video On Demand, which grants access to J. J. Keller's entire video training library and is available in Pay Per View or Subscription Service. Interactive Online will be available in July 2012, enabling self-paced learning anywhere there is an Internet connection. In August 2012, Interactive CD-ROM training will also be available, which enables self-paced learning without an Internet connection.

For more information, go to www.jjkeller.com/53827.

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