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									                North American Cargo Securement Public Forum
             Coordinated by the Cargo Securement Subcommittee of CVSA

                            Meeting Wednesday, March 26, 2008
                      Colorado Convention Center – Meeting Room 710
                                     Denver, Colorado
                                    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

                                 Agenda – Final 03/20/2008
1. Opening Remarks
2. Adoption of Agenda
3. Committee Mandate and Objectives
   a) CVSA Terms of Reference (Attachment 1)
   b) U.S. and Canadian Regulators Terms of Reference (Attachment 2 – Under Development)
      i)   FMCSA Denver Cargo Securement Meeting Federal Register Notice (Attachment 3)

4. Minutes of the Pittsburgh, PA September 2007 Meeting
   a) No Meeting Minutes Recorded

5. Developments & Status Reports
   a) United States
   b) Canada
   c) Mexico

6. North American Cargo Securement Standard/Regulation Review
   a) Minimum Performance Criteria
      i)   Breaking Strength vs. Working Load Limit (WLL)
      ii) Do we Really Expect the Cargo to Stay Secured to the CMV During a Crash?
      iii) How Long Must the Load Be to Sustain at 0.8g?
      iv) What’s Wrong with the NHTSA ABS Brake Report Information?
      v) What is the Potential Impact of NHTSA Revisions to FMVSS 121 Airbrake Performance
           Requirements?
   b) General Cargo Securement Rules
      i)   Aggregate Working Load Limit
             • Direct vs. Indirect Tiedowns (Attachment 4 – Areas of Technical Inconsistency)
      ii) Marking and Rating of Working Load Limits
             • Report on Discussion with WSTDA (Attachments 5 & 6 – Letters)
             • Wire Rope WLL
      iii) Marking and Rating of Anchor Points
             • Report on Discussion with NHTSA and Transport Canada – NSC 10 Requirement
             • Report on Discussion with the Truck Trailer Manufactures Association (TTMA)


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       iv)  Marking and Rating of Friction Mats (Attachments 7 & 8 – Letters)
              • Must the Friction Mat Extend Beyond the Cargo to Receive Credit?
              • How Much of the Cargo Must Rest on the Friction Mat to Receive Credit?
      v) Length Calculations
              • “…at least one tiedown for every 10 feet of article length, or fraction there of.” Are
              they to be located within every 10 feet or just have enough for every 10 feet of article
              length, or fraction there of?
      vi) Adjustability of Tiedowns
              • Is moving a piece of machinery (forward or backward) to tighten the tiedown,
              considered to be a means of adjusting the tiedown?
   c) Commodity Specific Requirements
      i)    Logs
              • 2010 Tensioning Device for Logs – NSC 10 Requirement
              • Large Diameter Logs Identified as 0.6m (24 inches) – NSC 10 Requirement
              • Utility Poles – Can the load be used to support the front of a semi-trailer if the trailer
              is used as a jeep/support? (Attachment 9 – Picture)
              • Crib Trailers (Attachments 10 – Pictures & 11 – Patent)
      ii) Dressed Lumber or Similar Building Products
              • Multiple Tiers and Bundles not Unitized
                       o Side by Side Stacks with Tiers of Different Heights?
                       o Gypsum Board not Shipped Unitized – Should it be Included in “Similar
                           Building Products”?
      iii) Metal Coils
              • Securement of Wire and Cable on Wooden Spools
              • Wire Coils not on Spools, Why off of the Deck?
      iv) Paper Rolls
              • Securement of “Jumbo” Paper Rolls in Closed Vans
      v) Concrete Pipe
      vi) Intermodal Containers
              • Securement of Twist Locks – Positive Lock or Passive Lock?
      vii) Automobiles, Light Trucks and Vans
              • Add Light Weight Equipment (i.e. Skid Steer Loaders, Bobcats, etc.)?
      viii) Heavy Vehicles
              • Attachments with no Horizontal Movement and Limited Vertical Movement Secured
              Separate (i.e. Dozer Blades on the Front or Rippers on Rear)?
      ix) Flattened or Crushed Vehicles
              • Flattened or Crushed vs. Cubed or Baled (Fused) (Attachment 12)
      x) Roll-on/Roll-off or Hook Lift Containers
              • Must Both Sides be Secured
      xi) Large Boulders

7. Other Issues or Reports and Updates
   a) Various Interpretation Letters (Require Copies for Meeting Minutes)

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   b) Leaking of Water or Other Fluids from a Load (Attachments 13 & 14)
   c) Stacking of Violations (Attachment 15)
   d) Research and Testing on Securement of General Freight in Closed Vans – Quebec
   e) Research and Testing of Agriculture Products – FMCSA, California Highway Patrol and Volpe
             • Plastic Bins
             • Wooden Boxes
             • Tomato Tubs
             • Rectangular Baled Hay and Straw
             • Baled Cotton
             • Friction Effects
             • Surprising Revelations on Aggregate Working Load Limits
   f) New Commodity Specific Requirements
      i)   Securement of Hay and Straw Bales (Attachments 16 – 19)
      ii) Securement of Agricultural Products
      iii) Others

8. Next Meeting Date, Time & Location
      Tuesday, September 9, 2008 – 8:00am – 5:00pm
      Winnipeg Convention Center
      375 York Avenue
      Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 3J3
      Phone: 800-565-7776 or 204-956-1720
      Fax: 204-943-0310
      www.wcc.mb.ca
9. Adjournment




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