The 2017 fall North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in late November or early December.
This public forum is an unrestricted event open to all stakeholders to voice issues/concerns with cargo securement regulations in pursuit of developing and implementing uniform regulatory requirements for the securement of cargo on or within commercial motor vehicles throughout North America.
The North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum serves to continue efforts begun by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) in 1993 when it approved funding and management for research designed to update and improve cargo securement standards. Subsequently, CCMTA’s initial research and standards were completed and the effort was expanded with support from the United States in an interest in harmonizing a North American standard.
Today, on an ongoing basis, Canadian and U.S. regulators and other constituents continue effort through this forum to identify and, where appropriate, address cargo securement issues for potential implementation in an internationally harmonized standard. The forum is open to the industry, enforcement and all interested parties.
For more information, contact CVSA Director of Safety Programs Will Schaefer.