The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Website now features the Cargo-Related Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet. This new factsheet is the sixth in a series of seven to better educate motor carriers, commercial motor vehicle drivers, and other industry stakeholders on CSA’s seven safety categories. Motor carriers and drivers can access this factsheet, as well as the other BASIC factsheets, on the Resources page.
This week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is focusing attention on the Cargo-Related BASIC factsheet, which addresses the proper prevention of shifting loads, spilled or dropped cargo, overloading, and unsafe handling of Hazardous Materials (HM), as outlined under the HM Regulations and Parts 392, 393, and 397 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Motor carriers and drivers can refer to this factsheet for information regarding the types of documents associated with this BASIC they should keep, such as HM incident reports, and for information about how to resolve cargo-related problems.