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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 13. Transportation

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§6333. Motor Trucks.

(a) Each truck shall be equipped with a fire extinguisher of no less than 10 B:C rating. The fire extinguisher shall be full and in operating condition, mounted securely and readily available. Carbon tetrachloride extinguishers are prohibited.

(b) Every truck shall be equipped with a heater, defroster and windshield wipers.

(c) All trucks and trailers shall be equipped with brakes that will safely hold the maximum load on the maximum grade. These brakes shall be kept in good condition.

(d) Brakes on truck-trailer combinations shall be designed so that in the event of trailer brake failure, the truck brakes remain operable.

(e) Logging trucks hauling loads in mountainous areas shall be equipped with water storage tanks that provide water for the trailer brakes, unless the truck is equipped with a countertorque device.

(f) Trucks and trailers with air brakes shall be equipped with air connection devices designed to protect hose couplers from damage and dirt while disconnected.

(g) Hose lines and couplings shall be replaced or repaired immediately when found defective. New parts shall be of equal or better quality than replaced parts.

(h) Sufficient slack in the hose line shall be replaced to prevent uncoupling when reach is extended. Suitable hangers shall be installed to hold the hose and to provide easy travel along the reach.

(i) Tires worn to the breaker strip, regrooved tires that are not designed for regrooving, and tires that are section-repaired, shall not be used on the front wheels of trucks or truck-tractors. Retreaded tires shall not be used on the front wheels of trucks or truck-tractors, unless the name of the tire manufacturer and the tire serial number are legible and markings that identify the retreader are burned, branded, or molded on the tire sidewall.

(j) Cab doors shall open easily from inside or outside.

(k) When an employee is required to stand on the cab top to direct loading or unloading operations, a safe, nonslip platform shall be installed on the cab top. The platform shall extend 4 inches from the sides, front, and back. A safe means of access shall be provided.

(l) The space between the truck frame members and the first cross member behind the cab shall be floored over with substantial decking.

(m) Lighting systems shall be maintained in good operating condition if trucks are used after dark, in fog, or inclement weather.

(n) A substantial bulkhead shall be installed at the rear of the cab.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) filed 2-6-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 6).

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