payload by subtracting the shipping weight from the
300 pounds to
compensate for the weight of the driver and fuel. The
weight of the load may be obtained from the loading
agency at the pick-up point. Contact the supervisor for
clarification of special load weight prior to departure.
c . Condition of Material. Check material for
damage before and during the loading operation. Do not
accept damaged material unless the damage is noted on
the dispatch order or written acknowledgment of the
damage is received from the shipping department.
d. Securing the Load. Secure the load with binders
or other approved devices to prevent shifting during
transit. Use appropriate gear to protect fragile items
from damage by chafing.
e. Special Load Warning. When transporting pipe,
lumber, or other unusually long loads which extend
beyond the truck body, attach a red flag to the end of
the load; use a red light to mark the end of the load
when traveling at night.
6.2 OVERSIZE AND OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES. Before
operating a truck or trailer loaded with unusually heavy,
long, or odd-sized loads, make sure the load weight and
dimensions are within the prescribed state and local
regulations. If oversize or overweight vehicles or loads
are required for a particular job, ensure special permits
are in your possession prior to moving such loads or
vehicles on public highways.
6.3 ROAD C L E A R A N C E . Road clearance figures
indicate the maximum space available for a vehicle to