§ 181.6. Blocking and bracing.

 Requirements for blocking and bracing shall be as follows:

   (1)  When a vehicle or combination of vehicles carries cargo that is not firmly braced against a front-end structure that conforms with the provisions of §  181.7 (relating to front-end structure), the cargo shall be secured so that, when the vehicle decelerates at a rate of 20 feet per second, the cargo will remain on the vehicle and will not penetrate the front-end structure of the vehicle.

   (2)  The cargo shall be secured so that the cargo will remain on the vehicle and will not fall off the rear-end structure of the vehicle.

   (3)  When a vehicle or combination of vehicles carries cargo that may shift sideways in transit, the cargo shall either be securely blocked or braced against the sides, sideboards or stakes of the vehicle or be secured by devices that conform with the provisions of §  181.4(2) (relating to basic protection components).

Source

   The provisions of this §  181.6 adopted January 20, 1978, effective January 21, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 205.



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