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WAC 296-863-40050

Meet these requirements when loading or unloading highway trucks with PITs.

(1) You must check the truck or trailer flooring for breaks or weakness before driving on it.
(2) You must prevent movement of trucks or trailers during loading or unloading by:
(a) Setting the brakes; and
(b) Chocking or blocking the wheels.
Exemptions:
1. You can use mechanical means instead of wheel chocks or blocks to secure the trailer to the loading dock.
 
2. Wheel chocks or blocks are not required when:
 
a. The mechanical means prevents the trailer from moving away from the dock.
 
b. The mechanical equipment is used and maintained as recommended by the manufacturer.
 
c. Damaged mechanical equipment is immediately removed from service.
Note:
You may need to use fixed jacks to keep a semi-trailer that is not coupled to a tractor from up ending during loading or unloading.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-18-075, § 296-863-40050, filed 9/5/17, effective 10/6/17; WSR 04-19-051, § 296-863-40050, filed 9/14/04, effective 2/1/05.]
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