result of bad load securing

Consequences of not securing the load correctly




When goods are being transported, acceleration and braking together with lateral centrifugal force or vibration generate forces approaching the actual weight of the load. As a result, the load can slip and cause severe damage to property as well as accidents with casualties. For example, the load can break through the front wall of a truck and cause severe injury to the driver. Dangers are also involved in unloading loads which have slipped.
Frequently the load also falls from the vehicle and causes a hazard to other road users. Incorrectly secured loads are often also damaged themselves. In Germany alone, this results in load damages amounting to several hundred million Euros a year. Incorrectly secured loads are estimated to cause approx. 20 % of all accidents in heavy goods traffic.