Heavy vehicle load restraint
All heavy vehicles
A load restraint will meet the Load Restraint Guide standards if it doesn't shift when subjected to forces.
The load restraint system must be capable of withstanding these forces:
- 0.8 'g' deceleration in a forward direction (80% of its weight in forward direction)
- 0.5 'g' deceleration in a rearward direction (50% of its weight in rearward direction)
- 0.5 'g' deceleration in a lateral direction (50% of its weight in a sideways direction)
- 0.2 'g' acceleration relative to the load in a vertical direction (20% of its weight in a vertical direction)
'G' (the acceleration due to gravity) is taken as 9.81 metres per sec per sec (9.81m/s squared).
For more information get a copy of V64 Load restraint
Last updated: 30 September 2016