Driver's Handbook on Cargo Securement - Chapter 6: Paper Rolls

Special Circumstances: Loading and Securing Paper Rolls with Eyes Vertical in a Sided Vehicle Continued

Requirements for friction mats

If a friction mat is used to provide the principal securement for a paper roll, insert the friction mat so that it sticks out from beneath the footprint of the roll in the direction in which it is providing securement.

Requirements for split loads

Situation

A paper roll in a split load is not prevented from forward movement by the vehicle structure or other cargo.

Solution

Prevent forward movement by one of these methods.

  • Friction mats
  • Filling the open space
  • Blocking
  • Bracing
  • Tiedowns
  • Some combination of these
Stacked Loads
  • Load paper rolls on a second layer only if the bottom layer extends to the front of the vehicle.
  • Prevent forward, rearward, or side-to-side movement:
    • Either by the same means required for the bottom layer
    • Or by the use of a blocking roll from a lower layer.
  • A roll in the rearmost row of any layer must not be raised using dunnage.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Review Questions - Click On The Picture To Begin...

When securing paper rolls with friction mats as a primary method:
  • The friction mat should stick out from underneath the roll in the opposite direction for which it is providing securement.
  • Make sure friction mats are completely covered by the roll.
  • All of these answers.
  • The friction mat should stick out from underneath the roll in the direction it is providing securement.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Requirements for friction mats

If a friction mat is used to provide the principal securement for a paper roll, insert the friction mat so that it sticks out from beneath the footprint of the roll in the direction in which it is providing securement.

Next
If loading and securing paper rolls on a second layer:
  • Make sure heavier rolls are on top.
  • Be sure the bottom layer extends to the front of the vehicle.
  • Lay the second layer horizontally.
  • Stack the second layer at the back.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Stacked Loads
  • Load paper rolls on a second layer only if the bottom layer extends to the front of the vehicle.
  • Prevent forward, rearward, or side-to-side movement:
    • Either by the same means required for the bottom layer
    • Or by the use of a blocking roll from a lower layer.
  • A roll in the rearmost row of any layer must not be raised using dunnage.
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