Safety Topic of the Month

Forward Impediment

In this month’s Safety360 we continue to discuss forward impediment.

In order to protect our Professional Driver, JLE sets a higher standard of securement at 75 percent of aggregate working load, not 50 percent as set by FMCSA. JLE Securement Standards requires that all loads have some form of forward impediment.

There are a number of ways to prevent forward movement of freight such as load blocking, bulkheads, cross chains or straps, and “belly wraps’ to name a few. The few minutes spent assuring forward impediment is exceeded will be the life saved should you have an emergency stopping event. Our Professional Driver is the most important and valued asset at JLE,. Protect yourself and the motoring public by going above and beyond when performing load securement.

Thank you for all you do.