Traffic police and traffic inspectors in Slovenia are checking if the cargo, transported by your drivers, is secured against movement.
Quite recently, a driver carrying dangerous goods in limited quantities (small packaging units) was penalised with EUR 800. His company also got a penalty in the amount of EUR 4000.
The reason for the penalty was unsecured cargo against movement.
With regard to the Transport of Dangerous Goods Act, it is the obligation of the driver to secure cargo against movement.
The cargo must be stacked, attached and secured on the vehicle during road transport:
- to prevent danger or an obstacle to other road users,
- to prevent damage on roads and objects,
- to prevent environment pollution,
- to prevent the reduction of vehicle stability,
- to prevent exceeding the permitted noise levels,
- to enable suitable visibility to the driver,
- so that it does not cover the vehicle's additional equipment, licence plates and other prescribed labels,
- so that it is not dissipated or falls off the vehicle.
Please, find more information in the Instructions for safe loading and fixing of cargo in road transport as the appendix to the Rules on loading and fixing of cargo in road transport.
If you have any questions, please contact us.