§ 181.9. General requirements for securement.

 (a)  Tightening. Tiedown assemblies shall be tightened by the driver before the vehicle leaves the loading area.

 (b)  Examination. Loads shall be examined by the driver and load securing devices shall, if necessary, be tightened or repositioned, within 10 miles after leaving the loading area and at approximately 100 mile intervals thereafter while in transit.

 (c)  Timber. Timber used for blocking shall be of sound lumber and shall be nominal 4 by 4 inch cross-section or more. The term ‘‘nominal’’ as used in this subsection to describe timber means commercially dressed sizes.


   The provisions of this §  181.9 adopted January 20, 1978, effective January 21, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 205.

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