Properly securing your load may appear straightforward, but it’s surprising how frequently it’s either overlooked or inadequately addressed. Whether you’re transporting a bicycle or operating a sizeable articulated vehicle, both the driver and the company are entrusted with the responsibility of safeguarding their customers’ goods. Regrettably, we often come across situations where even fragile cargo is transported without any form of proper restraint.
The ramifications of this negligence are twofold. First, it is a violation of the law, even when dealing with a compact van. Second, it poses a substantial risk to the driver, the vehicle itself, and other road users. Picture it as a high-stakes game of “Cargo Roulette” on the road – a gamble no one should be taking.
Thankfully, the process of assessing and securely fastening a load isn’t an overly complicated affair. While some loads may present more complex challenges than what we’ve shown with our Luton here, there’s always a viable solution. In essence, failing to secure a load should never be considered a viable option.