Commercial Driver's License: 03. Transporting Cargo

Course overview

Trucks are one of the most crucial forms of transportation to the American economy. That's because 70% of all freight moved in the United States is carried on trucks. It makes sense then, that part of earning your commercial driver's license is learning how to safely load and transport cargo. In this program, we'll talk about the importance of properly loading your cargo and how to safely secure it. We'll touch on hazardous materials and oversized loads. We'll also go over the cargo inspection process and what you need to know about your gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and gross combination weight rating (GCWR).
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