AAR Loading Rules Section 1: General rules


These lessons are revised periodically as AAR revises the loading rules.

Objectives: The student will study the background of the methods, procedures, rules and regulations for loading and securing items that may be shipped in open top car or other cars. Emphasis is put on the proper securement, safety of the employees dealing with the commodities and guarding against the load shifting or falling. Detailed sketches, AAR loading rules, charts, inspections, help the student to understand the loading procedures.

Audience: Those responsible for the inspection of a shipment pending acceptance.

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Lesson IDLesson Title
LSOTL1.1AGeneral requirements and compliance - Rules 1-3
LSOTL1.2AGeneral requirements and compliance - Rules 4-6
LSOTL1.3ARequirements for load support and load securement items - Rules 10-17
LSOTL1.4ARequirements for load support and load securement items - Rules 18-25
LSOTL1.5ALoads Having End Overhang(s) and Bolster Loads on More Than One Car, Idler Cars and Loads on Special Capacity cars - Rules 28-31
LSOTL1.6AProcedures for Changes to the Open Top Loading Rules and For Experimental Load and Impact Testing and Lading Durability Testing - Rules 34-37
LSOTL1.7AProcedures for Measuring Dimensional Loads, Determining Combined Center of Gravity, Securing Machinery Units and Similar Commodities, Submission for Approval of Inflatable Dunnage Bags, AAR's requirements for all steel banding, Constant Tensioning Devices
LSOTL1.8AAppendix A-E: Preload Inspection Checklist And Equipment Plate Diagrams, Rule 27 of the National Railroad Freight Committee's Uniform Freight Classification 6000-M, Test Procedures and Technical References, Material Mechanical Properties, and more.

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