Secure Your Road-Trip CargoWhen faced with the dilemma of transporting oversized items that won’t fit in your vehicle’s trunk, simply strapping them to the roof may not be the best plan. Do you know how to safely secure your road-trip cargo? 

Secure the Load

Safety extends beyond the confines of your vehicle, and it’s crucial for drivers to help ensure the safe transport of cargo by doing the following:

  • Use sturdy rope, netting or straps to securely fasten cargo to your vehicle.
  • Cover the entire load with a durable tarp if necessary.
  • Avoid overloading a trailer or vehicle.
  • Inspect the load to confirm that it is securely fastened.
  • Periodically check the load when en route to your destination.

Safety Regulations

Most states have unsecured-load regulations designed to help protect other drivers and pedestrians. Drivers bear the responsibility for safe operation of their vehicles, including the transport of secured loads.

Prioritizing the safe and secure transport of your cargo is crucial to safe driving and could help you avoid accidents and liability claims. We hope you now feel confident on how you an safely secure your road-trip cargo.