What are the causes of unsecured load accidents? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Some of the more common causes include:

  • Failure to conduct regular load checks to ensure securing devices or load has not shifted
  • Failure to ensure that the cargo load is balanced properly
  • Hauling unapproved cargo
  • Incorrect or inappropriate use of tie-downs, straps, or other securing devices
  • Not fully closing or locking the cargo door
  • Overloading the truck
  • Use of defective straps, tie-downs, or other securing devices