Cargo Securing

So that Goods Present No Danger

Whether when bringing up to speed or braking, in the case of road damage, tight corners, or swerving maneuvers – the forces that impact on the load as well as the commercial vehicle can cause even ton-heavy loads to slide or tilt over. If the load is then incorrectly secured, this can, in the worst-case scenario, cause serious accidents. Therefore, a load that is secured in line with the regulations is the be all and end all in difficult traffic situations.

With its extensive test tracks, the DEKRA Technology Center, in cooperation with the branch in Bielefeld, offers comprehensive support in order to optimize vehicles as well as cargo-securing materials and methods, especially for standardized transportation tasks. To this end, we are equipped with a universal testing machine for testing sliding tarpaulins and components pursuant to DIN EN 12641-2, with special test equipment for cargo securing and a servo-hydraulic test system for testing load securing straps. In addition, these systems offer the opportunity to test cover, dividing, and cargo-securing nets pursuant to VDI 2700 Sheet 3.3.

Alternatively to the static tests performed by us, the test program of DIN EN 12642 for vehicles bodies pursuant to Code L and XL, which is tailored to the requirements of road traffic, includes brake tests, rotary intersection entry and exit maneuvers, as well as a lane-changing test. The cargo securing measures are tested in a longitudinal and sideways direction. We can perform these dynamic tests for vehicle bodies on site at the customer’s premises with the support of the branches, at our test site in Klettwitz, or at the DEKRA Crash Test Center in Neumünster. The findings from these tests provide our DEKRA experts in accident analysis with valuable information on cargo securing, from which forwarding companies, associations, loaders, and body manufacturers subsequently benefit.

We are pleased that you are interested in our services for passive vehicle safety. We will be happy to put together an individual offer for you. Because safety is of importance to both of us.
DEKRA Technology Center

Senftenberger Str. 30

01998 Klettwitz