A heavy vehicle's cargo must be properly secured so that it cannot shift around, be dislodged, come loose or fall, compromise the stability of the vehicle or cause a traffic accident.
The Highway Safety Code requires that loads be placed, secured or covered – for all types of vehicles – to prevent the load from:
In addition to the requirements set forth in the Highway Safety Code, other load securement standards are provided under the Cargo Securement Standards Regulation.
In addition to complying with the standards set forth in the Cargo Securement Standards Regulation, drivers of buses and minibuses must distribute and secure freight, express messenger parcels and baggage for their safety and the safety of their passengers.
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