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Cargo Securement Flatbeds Online Course

1h 30m

All professional flatbed truck drivers should be experienced in cargo loading, cargo inspection and cargo securement. This Cargo Securement FLATBEDS Training Program explains valuable ways to prevent load loss, trip delays, increased insurance rates, injury, and damage to cargo, vehicles and property. Upon successful completion of the Cargo Securement Flatbed Online Course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

Ensure Your Knowledge of Proper Cargo Securement on Flatbed Trucks

In this Cargo Securement Flatbed Training Online Course, you will learn:

  •    Importance of cargo securement
  •    Responsibilities and federal regulations for drivers and carriers
  •    Cargo securement and OSHA Guidelines
  •    Load limits
  •    Direct and indirect tie-downs
  •    Proper cargo loading and securement techniques
  •    Pre-trip and en route inspections
  •    Best practices for securing common commodities


Cargo Securement Flatbeds Online Course takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.


Participants in the Cargo Securement Flatbed Training Online Course will be assessed by a test after viewing the course material. Participants must achieve a nark of 80% or higher to earn their certificate of completion. Those that do not reach the required mark will be allowed to repeat the course two additional times.

Certificate of Completion

Participants who successfully pass the Cargo Securement Flatbeds Online Course will earn a certificate of completion which they can print out or download for their records.

What are the most common Flatbed Cargo Securement mistakes?

  1. Failure to prevent shifting/loss of load
  2. Failure to secure truck equipment (tarps, doors, tailgates, spare tires, etc.)
  3. Insufficient tie downs
  4. Damaged tie downs (unacceptable wear on chain, cuts and tears on web straps)
  5. Loose tie-downs

Rules to Follow:

  • Apply the securement requirements in the North American Cargo Securement Standard.
  • Safely load and secure specific types of commodities.
  • Inspect a secured load for compliance with the North American Cargo Securement Standard.

More Information:

Flatbed trailer cargo securement video
U.S. Department of Transportation Cargo Securement Rules