Cargo securing

One way of ensuring the safety of transport is cargo securing for trucks. Securing a load means: properly securing the load so that it does not start to shift or tip over in the cargo space.

Load safety revolves around two main components: the vehicle and the load, which usually consists of packaged goods.

We assist customers from the vehicle industry in the areas of:

  • homologations
  • Certification of the walls of the vehicle (EN12642)
  • certification of lashing points
  • certification of posts & stakes

Packers and/or shippers can come to us for:

Shared responsibility

The legislation on safe transport (in force in Belgium since 2007) gives great responsibility to packers of goods. The goods must always be securely packed for transport. The EUMOS40509 standard provides a method for measuring the stability of transport packaging. This method is also provided in the European Roadworthiness Directive.

The diagram below gives a clear overview of the responsibilities and basic rules of cargo securing. 

cargo securing flow chart


Calculation of axle loads

Cargo securing

Load securing 2

Testing and certification

Certification of the shape stability of a cargo unit

Certification of the shape stability of a loading unit according to EN12195 and EUMOS 40509.

Measurement of friction between two surfaces according to EN1295. The friction value is important for effective load securing.

Testing and certification of lashing straps according to EN12195-2.

Testing and certification of lashing straps according to EN12195-2.

Design, testing, calculation and certification of customised cargo securing tools and products.

Securing the load for guaranteed safety


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