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

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§6336. Truck Driving.

(a) All drivers shall have a valid operator's license for the class of vehicle being operated.

(b) Logging truck drivers should have general knowledge of the handling of logs, in addition to being qualified drivers of logging trucks.

(c) Truck drivers or other workers shall not approach the area alongside trucks being loaded until communication is established with the loading machine operator and the area is determined safe.

(d) Before entering any public road, drivers shall stop and inspect loads for stability and security. Such inspections shall also be made at appropriate intervals while in transit.

(e) A brake test shall be made before trucks leave the loading point or descend any steep or sustained grade. A notice to that effect should be posted in the cab near the air gauge.

(f) Passengers shall not be carried in logging trucks, except persons having business at the operation and permission from the management.

(g) Riding on any part of a logging truck other than in the cab is prohibited.

(h) Logs lost off trucks shall be removed as soon as possible to a safe distance from the traveled portion of the road.

(i) Tires, steering apparatus, boosters, air hoses, and connections on all trucks and trailers shall be inspected daily. If any defect is found which will prevent the safe operation of the equipment, all necessary repairs or adjustments shall be made before the equipment is used.

(j) Inspection or maintenance records shall be kept.

(k) Condensation in compressed air tanks shall be drained daily.

(l) No loose equipment or tools shall be kept in the cab.

(m) Motor trucks shall not be moved on a landing until all employees are in the clear, and warning shall be sounded before such movement is begun.

(n) Trucks shall not enter a landing while there is danger from in-coming logs.

(o) When it is necessary for trucks to back into the place of loading, they shall do so only upon a signal from the loader or authorized person.

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

HISTORY

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

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