June 7 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has produced two videos dedicated to promoting safety in the industry by providing drivers and employers educational material on the challenges and dangers of specialised hauling and transpor
The first video 'Specialized Transportation Driver Training' was produced as a training tool for drivers who are new to the specialised transportation industry, as well as a resource for seasoned drivers in need of a refresher course.
The video covers driving skills such as navigating turns, intersections, and railroad crossings; route planning, permits and hazard identification; liability issues with oversized/overweight loads; and working with teams of pilot and law enforcement escorts.
The 'Specialized Transportation Load Securement' video, updated from its 2006 version, provides drivers with the most current Department of Transport (DOT) regulations, policies, and strategies for properly securing cargo during specialised hauling.
It includes, explanations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and how they apply to specific loads; hands-on demonstrations of load securement techniques; information on tie-downs and calculations to determine the number of tie-downs required; as well as animations for aggregate working load limits and performance criteria calculations.