§ 181.4. Basic protection components.

 A cargo carrying vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be equipped with devices providing protection against shifting or falling cargo that meet the requirements of either paragraph (1) or (2).

   (1)  Option A. The vehicle shall have sides, sideboards or stakes, and a rear endgate, endboard or stakes. Those devices shall be strong enough and high enough to assure that cargo will not shift upon, or fall from, the vehicle. Those devices shall have no aperture large enough to permit cargo in contact with one or more of the devices to pass through it.

   (2)  Option B. The vehicle or combination of vehicles shall have at least two tiedown assemblies for each tier of junked vehicles or vehicle hulks and the assemblies shall meet the requirements of §  181.5 (relating to securement systems) for each tier of junked vehicles or vehicle hulks. In addition, the vehicle or combination of vehicles shall have as many additional tiedown assemblies meeting the requirements of §  181.5 as are necessary to secure cargo being transported either by direct contact between the cargo and the tiedown assemblies or by dunnage which is in contact with the cargo and is secured by tiedown assemblies. Tiedown assemblies or dunnage in contact with sufficient exterior, including topmost, pieces of the cargo and securely holding each interior or lower piece will comply with this requirement.


   The provisions of this §  181.4 adopted January 20, 1978, effective January 21, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 205.

Cross References

   This section cited in 67 Pa. Code §  181.6 (relating to blocking and bracing).

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