New York State Metal Coil Endorsement Securement Manual

SECTION 2: GENERAL PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Number of Indirect Tiedowns Required:

When cargo is not prevented from forward movement (by using a headboard, bulkhead , other cargo or direct tiedown), it must be secured using the following requirements [METAL COILS HAVE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS]:

  • If load is 5ft or shorter, 1,100 lbs or lighter:

    Minimum number of tiedowns: 1

  • If load is 5ft or shorter, over 1,100 lbs:

    Minimum number of tiedowns: 2

  • If load is more than 5ft but less than 10ft:

    Minimum number of tiedowns: 2

When cargo is prevented from forward movement (for example, by the headboard, bulkhead , other cargo, or tiedown), secure the cargo according to the following requirements:

All Cargo:

1 tiedown for every 10 ft, or part thereof.

Inspection Requirements

The driver is responsible for the following cargo securement inspection activities:

  • Inspect Cargo and Securing devices:

    • Pre-Trip: Yes
    • Within first 50 mi: Yes
    • When duty status of driver changes: Yes
    • At 3 hour intervals or every 150 mi, whichever is first: Yes

  • Inform Carrier if Packaging is Not Adequate:

    • Pre-Trip: Yes
    • Within first 50 mi: No
    • When duty status of driver changes: No
    • At 3 hour intervals or every 150 mi, whichever is first: No

  • Adjust Cargo and/or Securing devices:

    • Pre-Trip: As necessary
    • Within first 50 mi: As necessary
    • When duty status of driver changes: As necessary
    • At 3 hour intervals or every 150 mi, whichever is first: As necessary

  • Add Additional Securing devices:

    • Pre-Trip: As necessary
    • Within first 50 mi: As necessary
    • When duty status of driver changes: As necessary
    • At 3 hour intervals or every 150 mi, whichever is first: As necessary

If adjustments need to be made at any inspection, the driver must make them, or must add devices (as necessary) to ensure that the load is properly secured. This means that the vehicle should carry, or be equipped with, additional tiedowns for this purpose.

The driver may be unable to make the inspection if the vehicle is sealed, or if the securement cannot be inspected. There may also be some loads where the driver cannot adjust the securing devices. However, the responsibility for cargo securement still exists, as explained in Section 1.

Such loads are still subject to on-highway inspection. If the load is not adequately secured, the driver and/ or carrier could be cited for a violation.

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.

Bulkhead:

A strong wall-like structure placed at the front of a flatbed trailer (or on the rear of the tractor) used to protect the driver against shifting cargo during a front-end collision. May also refer to any separator within a dry or liquid trailer (also called a baffle for liquid trailers) used to partition the load.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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

Cargo that isn't prevented from forward movement, and is 4 feet long and weighs 1,500 lbs requires a minimum of how many tiedowns?
  • 1
  • 4
  • 2
  • It doesn't matter.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

  • If load is 5ft or shorter, 1,100 lbs or lighter:

    Minimum number of tiedowns: 1

  • If load is 5ft or shorter, over 1,100 lbs:

    Minimum number of tiedowns: 2

  • If load is more than 5ft but less than 10ft:

    Minimum number of tiedowns: 2

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How many tiedowns are required for cargo that is prevented from forward movement?
  • 2 every 10ft, or part thereof.
  • 2
  • 1 every 10ft, or part thereof.
  • It depends on the weight.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

When cargo is prevented from forward movement (for example, by the headboard, bulkhead, other cargo, or tiedown), secure the cargo according to the following requirements:

All Cargo:

1 tiedown for every 10 ft, or part thereof.

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When is the driver responsible for inspecting cargo and securing devices?
  • All of these are the driver's responsibility.
  • Within first 50 miles.
  • At 3 hr intervals or 150 miles.
  • When duty status of driver changes.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Inspection Requirements

The driver is responsible for the following cargo securement inspection activities:

  • Inspect Cargo and Securing devices:

    • Pre-Trip: Yes
    • Within first 50 mi: Yes
    • When duty status of driver changes: Yes
    • At 3 hour intervals or every 150 mi, whichever is first: Yes

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