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Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

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

  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

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

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The Subject “International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (IRU)” belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Courses: Road transport, Multimodal transport, Transport in Africa
  2. Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport
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Description of the Subject - 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.

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

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  2. Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road)
  3. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor
  4. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  5. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor
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  8. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
  9. China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor
  10. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor
  11. Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA)
  12. International Transport and Transit Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
  13. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
  14. International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia)
  15. Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)
  16. Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)
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  5. Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  6. Eastern Europe-Eastern Mediterranean Transport Corridor
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  8. Rhine-Alpine Transport Corridor
  9. Rhine-Danube Transport Corridor
  10. Strasbourg-Danube Transport Corridor
  11. Pan-European Corridor II
  12. Pan-European Corridor IX

Related information:

  1. Road-Rail Combined Transport
  2. Containers and International Transportation
  3. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  4. International Convention for Safe Containers

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