Load securing [German version]

Inadequate load securing often results in the loss of loads, such as for example  squared lumber, fridges, paper rolls and steel sheet, on the roads, resulting in delays and, at worst, accidents.

Many drivers and forwarders are not aware of their responsibilities and often make statements such as:

"It’s so heavy, it won’t be able to shift."
"That will be strong enough."
"I’m not given any time for this during loading."
"I’ve been driving for 20 years and nothing like that has ever happened before."

The aim of this section is to help eliminate these misconceptions.

Table of contents

Container Transportation – More Than A Coloured Box
A lecture from Mr Uwe-Peter Schieder, GDV
Position Paper – of the Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft (German Insurers‘ Association) on the revision of Annex 13 of the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
Securing cargo in road transport – Who knows the truth?
Prof, Hermann Kaps
Securing cargo for the road – the facts
Prof, Hermann Kaps
Tipping balance of transversely and diagonally stowed cargo units
Peter van den Berg, Prof. Hermann Kaps
Truck inspections