Stability on roadStability on road

Directive 2014/47/EU - Load Securing

Road transport safety in Europe: Directive 2014/47/EU

The Directive 2014/47/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, dated April 3, 2014, is a key regulation aimed at enhancing road transport safety across Europe. This directive highlights the importance of load securing, defined as an effective means to prevent the tipping or overturning of cargoes during transport. This measure aims to mitigate the risk of serious road accidents caused by inadequate load securing.

Techniques and importance of load securing

Load securing, considered as a technical method for stabilizing loads on vehicles during transport, can be achieved through a range of varied techniques. These techniques include the use of straps, chains, cables, load bars, pallet wrapping films, and other more advanced methods such as restraint systems. The objective is to limit the movement of the load to avoid incidents and damage during transport.

Obligations and regulations according to Directive 2014/47/EU

Directive 2014/47/EU imposes rigorous obligations on carriers and shippers regarding load securing. Non-compliance with these directives exposes to significant sanctions, including possible immobilization of the vehicle and cargo.

In France, as well as in other EU member states, this directive has been transposed into national law, requiring carriers to comply with established load securing standards in accordance with European directives.

Consequences of Non-compliance

Ignorance of load securing standards can lead to severe sanctions, including vehicle immobilization until compliance is ensured. This situation can result in significant delays and increased costs for carriers and their clients. Additionally, fines may be imposed for violations.

Presentation on Directive 2014/47/EU at Paris Packaging Week

Are you compliant with the law regarding Directive 2014/47/EU? We offer a presentation on this directive.

Directive 2014/47/UE, compliance with the law?
Stabilité de charge

Quick access

  • 30-32 Rue Capitaine George Madon

    51100 Reims

  • +33 3 26 89 50 47

    Mon-Fri 9:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00

    Learn more
  • Contact-us

    By email

    Learn more
  • Join us

    Job offers

    Learn more