FMCSA approves alternate cargo securement methods for certain agricultural commodities

From Overdrive Online.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in a Federal Register notice published April 15 that truck drivers hauling certain agricultural commodities can now use alternate methods for cargo securement.

FMCSA granted the waiver to the American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference, which requested the exemption in January 2018.

The waiver allows for alternate securement for agricultural commodities transported in wood and plastic boxes and large fiberglass tubs, or for hay, straw and cotton bales that are grouped into large singular units.

Agriculture haulers in California have been operating under an exemption granted by the California Highway Patrol that allows for alternate securement methods, and FMCSA says the cargo securement requirements of federal regulations are met using the following methods:

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