Load securing: vehicle operator guidance

  • Published: Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (2017b) (Accessed: 05/05/2017)
  • Authors: Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency
  • Date Added: 17 May 2017
  • Last Update: 17 May 2017
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Providing a guide for vehicles to secure their load safely in accordance to the rules and regulations regarding this. It also aims to provide the repercussions of poor load securing along with general guidance for the different types of loads.



Key Findings:

  • 22,000 road impacts incidents caused by objects falling from vehicles which resulted in the closure of a single or dual lane carriage way.

  • Average of 20 minutes taken to deal with incidents.


Rear underrun protection, RUP design


Other aspects discussed in the guide.