Securing Your Vehicle Cargo


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safety of loads on vehiclesAs described in the Department of Transport 'Safety of Loads on Vehicles' Code of Practice 3rd Edition

"When a vehicle is carried on a ship, as in roll-on, roll-off ferry operations, the vehicle and its load will be subject to forces due to the rolling and pitching motions of the vessel. A restraint system that is suitable for road use will not necessarily be adequate at sea."

We suggest that vehicle operators ensure that their vehicle load restraint systems are capable of withstanding the additional forces which may be encountered on a ferry at sea.

Guidance can be found in the DoT Roll-on/Roll-off ships - Stowage & Securing of Vehicles Code of Practice document.

For a complete guide to safety of loads on vehicles, including

  • general restraint methods
  • load arrangements
  • load securing equipment
  • examples of different load arrangements on vehicles

For more advice on securing your vehicle cargo, contact our customer service team.