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Industry Associations, Resources and Links
Below is a list of industry links and resources to provide you with additional information on load securement and transportation issues.
Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads represents the major freight railroads of North America, and is committed to keeping the railroads safe, fast, efficient, clean, technologically advanced and secure. DPC provides our customers with many products approved for safety by the Association of American Railroads.
Intermodal Association of North America
IANA is North America's leading industry trade association representing the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry. IANA's goals include promoting the benefits of intermodal transportation to the shipping community; providing its members a forum to discuss common issues and innovations; fostering its members' professional development; participating in governmental proceedings impacting the industry; and informing and educating lawmakers and other public sector representatives about intermodalism.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The mission of NHTSA is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.
FMCSA: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is focused on reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.
Provides key personnel and a list of the program offices that make up the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration within the United States Department of Transportation Headquarters building in Washington, DC.
FMCSA: Field Office Roster
These regional field offices are available to answer your questions concerning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
USDOT: US Department of Transportation
The US Department of Transportation was created to ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life for the American people, today and into the future.
Transportation Research Board
The mission of the Transportation Research Board — one of six major divisions of the National Research Council — is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, the Board facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provides expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results broadly and encourages their implementation.
For more than 30 years, Railinc has been an integral part of the North American rail industry by maintaining extensive industry databases, applications and services that are embedded in industry-critical operations and financial systems. For North America's railroads, equipment-leasing firms, rail suppliers and shippers, Railinc is the link to efficient, high performance telecommunications.
Truck Driver's Guidebook: Load Securement
Learn how to safely load and secure specific commodities, and apply the securement requirements in the North American Cargo Securement Standard.
FMCSA: Cargo Securement Rules
Provides a comprehensive list of the new cargo securement regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
FMCSA: Accident Cost Table
Provides an accounting table to demonstrate the high costs of in-transit damage.