Strawberry Truck Nearly Loses Haul on Highway 101

Strawberry truck nearly loses haul near Santa Maria (Photo: CHP)

This load of strawberries was not adequately secured and a few boxes fell off when the driver entered US 101 in Santa Maria [last week].

Thankfully, it was not as bad as it could have been. CHP-Santa Maria Area and Coastal Division Commercial Enforcement personnel ensured additional tie downs were added before the truck was escorted a short distance to a location where the load could safely be reconfigured.

The driver was issued a warning and the company was offered training on load securement requirements.

Strawberry truck nearly loses haul near Santa Maria (Photo: CHP)

The California Highway Patrol provides free educational seminars on all commercial vehicle related topics through the Commercial Industry Education Program (CIEP).

The CIEP program is available throughout California and the training can be tailored to suit the needs of the commercial vehicle industry, including presentations in Spanish. For more information about the CIEP program, visit Industry Education Program.


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