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Syllabus of the Subject - International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (IRU)

  1. Introduction to the International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport of the International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  2. Key concepts: regulations, responsibilities, load distribution in a lorry...
  3. Vehicle Structure: Side walls, Headboard, Rear wall, Stanchions, Lashing points, ISO-Containers, Swap bodies
  4. Safe packaging techniques for the International Road Transport
  5. Load Restraining Methods: blocking, lashing, wooden battens, wedges, ropes, blocking bars...
  6. Check of the load securing

Sample - International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (IRU)
Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (Course Master Doctorate)

Online Education (Course, Doctorate, Master): Road Transport

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorate, Foreign Trade, International Business)

The Subject “International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (IRU)” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Courses: Road transport, Multimodal transport, Transport in Africa

Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport

Online Professional Diploma in International Transport

Masters (MIB): International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Export Back Office

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate (DIB): Global Logistics, World Trade

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

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Area of Knowledge: Foreign Trade - Incoterms® 2020

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (IRU)

A correct stow is essential to avoid accidents, both on the road and in the loading and unloading process of a lorry.

A lorry that carries loads incorrectly represents a real danger that must be avoided, even making the vehicle overturn.

According to the European Union, 25% of the Road Transport accidents are related to the improper restraint and / or load distribution in a lorry.

In order to stow correctly, it is necessary an adapted lorry, an special restraining methods (lock, wood runners, belts, fixings, tensioners, nets, ropes) and an optimum load distribution (mass distribution)

Those responsible for the foreign trade of an export company (export manager, area managers...) should know the International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) to be able to stow the cargo safely, avoiding possible accidents, delays, damage to the goods, etc.

The United Nations Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) does not define the mandatory packaging requirements. However, if the cargo is not properly packed or stowed, it exonerates the carrier from any liability in case of damage or loss.

Member countries of the International Road Transport Union (IRU): Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

Source: International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport of the International Road Transport Union (IRU)

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Related information:

  1. Road-Rail Combined Transport
  2. Containers and International Transportation
  3. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  4. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)

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