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New York State Metal Coil Endorsement Securement Manual

SECTION 3: METAL COILS

Preventing Securement Failure:

Use a securement system to immobilize metal coils to ensure they are prevented from sliding, tipping or rolling.

Comply with specific securement methods required in regulations.

Application:

  • NYS-CDL DRIVER LICENSE METAL COIL ENDORSEMENT (“M”):

    Commercial drivers licensed in New York State are required to get the New York State Metal Coil Endorsement in order to transport a metal coil, or a group of metal coils, weighing more than 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg.)

  • ANY COMMERCIAL VEHICLE OR DRIVER:

    Drivers licensed in other states, per the FMCSA regulations, are not bound by this New York-specific regulation.

The following securement requirements are for metal coils transported on flatbed vehicles, van-type vehicles or intermodal containers that have anchor points. Securement requirements for sided vehicles or intermodal containers without anchor points are covered at the end of this section.

Securement Requirements for a Single Metal Coil with Eyes Vertical:

If the coil is fastened to a pallet, the pallet must be strong enough so it cannot collapse under the forces described in the performance criteria (Section 1).

Tiedowns must be arranged in the following manner to prevent the coils from tipping in the forward, rearward and side-to-side (lateral) directions:

  • At least one indirect tiedown attached diagonally from the left side of the vehicle, across the eye of the coil, to the right side of the vehicle;
  • At least one indirect tiedown attached diagonally from the right side of the vehicle, across the eye of the coil, to the left side of the vehicle;
  • At least one indirect tiedown attached side-to-side over the eye of the coil;

Either blocking and bracing, friction mats or direct tiedowns must be used to prevent forward - rearward movement.

Note: Use a friction mat under the pallet to increase the friction between the pallet and the deck.

The coil should be secured to the pallet to withstand all the forces in the performance criteria (Section 1).

The sum of the working load limits from all tiedowns must be at least 50% of the weight of the coils.

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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

When securing a single metal coil with eye vertical, tiedowns must be arranged according the all of the following except:
  • At least one indirect tiedown attached side-to-side over the eye of the coil;
  • At least one indirect tiedown attached diagonally from the left side of the vehicle, across the eye of the coil, to the right side of the vehicle;
  • At least one indirect tiedown attached diagonally from the right side of the vehicle, across the eye of the coil, to the left side of the vehicle;
  • At least one direct tiedown towards both the front and the rear of the load.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Tiedowns must be arranged in the following manner to prevent the coils from tipping in the forward, rearward and side-to-side (lateral) directions:

  • At least one indirect tiedown attached diagonally from the left side of the vehicle, across the eye of the coil, to the right side of the vehicle;
  • At least one indirect tiedown attached diagonally from the right side of the vehicle, across the eye of the coil, to the left side of the vehicle;
  • At least one indirect tiedown attached side-to-side over the eye of the coil;
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A single metal coil with eye vertical weighing 6,350 lbs requires tiedowns with a minimum aggregate WLL of:
  • 12,700 lbs.
  • 10,000 lbs.
  • 6,350 lbs.
  • 3,175 lbs

Quote From The CDL Manual:

The sum of the working load limits from all tiedowns must be at least 50% of the weight of the coils.

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CDL drivers from New York State require the Metal Coils Endorsement when transporting metals coils weighing:
  • More than 5,000 lbs.
  • More than 2,268 lbs.
  • More than 10,000 lbs.
  • Less than 10,000 lbs.

Quote From The CDL Manual:

  • NYS-CDL DRIVER LICENSE METAL COIL ENDORSEMENT (“M”):

    Commercial drivers licensed in New York State are required to get the New York State Metal Coil Endorsement in order to transport a metal coil, or a group of metal coils, weighing more than 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg.)

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