Safe transport with correctly secured cargo
The importance of securing cargo is still being underestimated in the Netherlands – even though in 2018, more than 1500 accidents involving trucks were caused by cargo not being secured properly. Correctly securing your cargo is therefore an essential part of safe transport. Incorrectly secured cargo can not only result in damage to the vehicle or the load but can also put yourself and other road users in danger.
When you brake at 50 km per hour, cargo that weighs 10 kilos can shoot forwards with a force of 120 kilos. That is why it is important to secure your load correctly. A carrier should secure 80% of the cargo he is carrying at the front and 50% at the side. The requirements for securing cargo differ from country to country. Because of that, the EU has produced a manual based on which we have drawn up a cargo securing checklist. For more information, please contact our specialist Niels Bouwmeester.