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Kinedyne Sponsors International Cargo Securement Awareness Month

May 1, 2019 Kinedyne LLC is again sponsoring International Cargo Securement Awareness Month this May. The month was established in 2017 to draw attention to the critical role that proper load securement plays in commercial shipping.

The secondary objective of International Cargo Securement Awareness Month is to help the industry prepare for The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck, which takes place June 4–6 in North America. The event is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world. Authorities reported issuing 2,080 out-of-service (OOS) cargo securement citations for violations during Roadcheck 2018 and 2,938 citations during Roadcheck 2017.

As part of its ongoing efforts to support cargo securement safety across the entire commercial vehicle industry, Kinedyne is again undertaking an awareness campaign and event sponsorship.

“Fully understanding and conforming to best cargo securement safety practices isn’t just the law, it is the duty of every fleet and owner-operator in North America,” Dan Schlotterbeck, president of Kinedyne LLC, said. “Proper training of all operators and maintenance personnel is imperative to public safety and the only way to assure all applicable standards, regulations, and laws are being observed.”

Kinedyne is offering a free Cargo Securement Regulation Training Webinar from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT on May 28. The webinar, titled “A Survivor’s Guide for Cargo Securement Inspections During International Roadcheck 2019,” will follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations.

The goal of the webinar is to reduce infractions during the CVSA International Roadcheck enforcement event, and it offers an instructional presentation that will arm attendees with an in-depth understanding of FMCSA regulations and how these will impact International Roadcheck conformity. Kinedyne will also touch on content dealing exclusively with the Canadian market and regulations set forth by the country’s National Safety Code Standard 10 – Cargo Securement (NSC10).

By having staff attend the May 28 webinar or by inviting Kinedyne to present its on-site Cargo Securement Regulation Training program, fleets can reduce exposure to CSA violations and better protect their Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) scores under the Carrier Safety Measurement System (CSMS). By learning about and adopting officially sanctioned cargo securement methodologies, participants minimize the chance of infractions, liabilities and equipment damage for themselves and their fleet.

Interested parties may register for the free Cargo Securement Regulation Training Webinar at


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