Safety Devices Required for Transporting

Section 266:71

    266:71 Vehicles Transporting Pulpwood. –
Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 266:12, a motor vehicle or trailer transporting pulpwood or boltwood may be driven on any way or bridge if the width of the load does not exceed 102 inches if said vehicles and trailers are equipped with:
I. A strip 3 inches thick extending along the sides of the platform securely fastened to the platform so that the load shall pitch to the center of vehicle;
II. Solid-boarded tailboard of 5 stakes evenly spaced of sufficient strength to maintain the weight of the load and such load at no place along its length is higher than the tailboard or stakes;
III. A chain, wire rope, steel cable, or steel strap or nylon webbing binding each tier or row or both, together with a binder to adequately secure the load to the body. Chains shall be made of not less than 3/8 inch wire; wire ropes, steel cables, steel straps or nylon webbing devices shall have a capacity of at least 2,750 pounds working load limit as rated by the manufacturer.

Source. RSA 263:65-a. 1957, 38:1. 1973, 5:1. 1981, 146:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1982.