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55-7-107 - Vehicles hauling timber, pulpwood or logs Securing of loads.

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55-7-107. Vehicles hauling timber, pulpwood or logs Securing of loads. (a)When timber, pulpwood, or logs are hauled upon a truck, tractor-trailer, or tractor-semitrailer combination, with a rated capacity of more than three-fourths (3/4) of a ton, every length of timber, pulpwood, or logs shall be securely fastened with either two (2) chains rated not less than three-eighths inch (3/8²) proof coil, or two (2) wire rope cables of not less than three-eighths inch (3/8²) diameter or any combination of the minimum size chain or cable, or two (2) nylon straps equivalent in tensile strength to the minimum size chain or cable. (b)If the length of the timber, pulpwood, or logs hauled exceeds thirty-five feet (35¢), every length shall be securely fastened with three (3) chains or cables, as described in subsection (a), or a combination of chains and cables, or three (3) nylon straps equivalent in tensile strength to the minimum size chain or cable.[Acts 1957, ch. 356, § 1; 1974, ch. 745, § 1; T.C.A., § 59-1118; Acts 1985, ch. 45, § 1; T.C.A., § 55-11-107; Acts 1995, ch. 253, §§ 1, 2.]
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  • 55-7-107. Vehicles hauling timber, pulpwood or logs Securing of loads.

    (a)  When timber, pulpwood, or logs are hauled upon a truck, tractor-trailer, or tractor-semitrailer combination, with a rated capacity of more than three-fourths (3/4) of a ton, every length of timber, pulpwood, or logs shall be securely fastened with either two (2) chains rated not less than three-eighths inch (3/8²) proof coil, or two (2) wire rope cables of not less than three-eighths inch (3/8²) diameter or any combination of the minimum size chain or cable, or two (2) nylon straps equivalent in tensile strength to the minimum size chain or cable.

    (b)  If the length of the timber, pulpwood, or logs hauled exceeds thirty-five feet (35¢), every length shall be securely fastened with three (3) chains or cables, as described in subsection (a), or a combination of chains and cables, or three (3) nylon straps equivalent in tensile strength to the minimum size chain or cable.

    [Acts 1957, ch. 356, § 1; 1974, ch. 745, § 1; T.C.A., § 59-1118; Acts 1985, ch. 45, § 1; T.C.A., § 55-11-107; Acts 1995, ch. 253, §§ 1, 2.]  

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