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[Video] Flatbed Securement Training: Is it Right for Me?

May 2nd, 2022

Charlie Conlin

Charlie Conlin

Charlie has been with ATS for nearly two decades. He wears many hats at ATS as the safety instructor for flatbed cargo securement. He takes drivers through flatbed securement training in orientation and is the point person for drivers who have questions on the road. He’s also able to answer any hazmat questions drivers may have.

Do you want to be a flatbed driver? Before you can become a flatbed driver, you have to go through securement training. However, securement training can be overwhelming. How do you know if you’re legal? How do you calculate minimums and determine if you have enough securements on the load?


In this video, I’ll talk about securement training. I’ll explain classroom securement training and hands-on securement training – including everything you’ll learn during orientation as a new flatbed driver. Securement training will teach you more about securement tools, calculating length and height to determine how many securements you need, being legal according to the DOT and how to prevent damage to your freight by using padding.


I’ll also get you thinking about whether or not flatbed driving is really right for you.


If you’d like to learn more about whether or not flatbed driving or dry van driving is right for you, check out our article on the subject to learn more.