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11.13.11.00.htm 11.13.11.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 13 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION ― VEHICLE EQUIPMENT Chapter 11 Load Covers Authority: Transportation Article, §12-104(b) 23-104, 23-105, and 24-106.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
11.13.11.01.htm 11.13.11.01. 01 Scope and Applicability.. A. These regulations do not limit or supersede any other law or regulation concerning vehicle equipment or means of enforcing laws or regulations relating to vehicle equipment.B. These regulations apply to a vehicle carrying loose material which is not otherwise exempted under Regulation .02 of this chapter.
11.13.11.02.htm 11.13.11.02. 02 Exemptions.. A vehicle meeting the requirements of Transportation Article, §24-106.1(e)1) Annotated Code of Maryland, and Regulation .04A of this chapter is exempt from the load cover requirements of these regulations.
11.13.11.03.htm 11.13.11.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Bed" means the load-carrying part temporarily or permanently attached to a vehicle and separated from the passenger compartment and fully enclosed on both sides by side boards or side panels, on the front, by a board or panel or by the cab of the vehicle and, on the rear, by a tailgate, board, or panel.2) “Enclosures” means the front, rear, and sides o
11.13.11.04.htm 11.13.11.04. 04 Load Covers.. A. Load covers are not required on:. 1) Any Class K (farm area) vehicle as defined in Transportation Article, §13-935, Annotated Code of Maryland;2) Any Class E (truck) vehicle registered or capable of being registered under Transportation Article, §13-917, Annotated Code of Maryland, regardless of the date of manufacture or how the vehicle is loaded provided the vehicle manufacturer's original design specifications for bed enclosures have no
11.13.11.05.htm 11.13.11.05. 05 Covers.. A. The cover shall be constructed of material which will prevent any part of the load from blowing, falling, or spilling out of the vehicle.B. The cover shall be of sufficient size to fully cover the top of the vehicle bed.. C. The cover shall be maintained in a manner to ensure the cover functions as designed. It shall be free of holes, rips, tears, or broken mesh which would permit any part of the load being hauled to blow, fall, or spill from the bed.
11.13.11.06.htm 11.13.11.06. 06 Cover Securement Equipment.. A. A cover shall be secured to the vehicle bed in a manner to prevent:. 1) Part of the vehicle load from blowing, falling, or spilling out of the vehicle;. 2) The cover from blowing off the vehicle.. B. Securement hardware shall be:. 1) Of sufficient strength to prevent the cover from blowing off the vehicle or permitting any part of the load from blowing, falling, or spilling out of the bed of the vehicle;2) Maintained in a good state of repair..
11.13.11.07.htm 11.13.11.07. 07 Enforcement.. These regulations may be enforced in the same manner as the enforcement of other provisions of law or regulation relating to vehicle equipment. A safety equipment repair order may only be issued to a Maryland-registered vehicle.
11.13.11.08.htm 11.13.11.08. 08 Effective Dates.. This chapter applies to any vehicle after January 1, 1992, regardless of the date of manufacture, when carrying a load of loose material and the vehicle is not otherwise exempted under Regulation .02 of this chapter.
11.13.11.9999.htm 11.13.11.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 1, 1991 (18:6 Md. R. 685). Regulation .01B amended effective October 27, 2014 (41:21 Md. R. 1260). Regulation .02 amended effective October 27, 2014 (41:21 Md. R. 1260). Regulation .03B amended effective October 27, 2014 (41:21 Md. R. 1260). Regulation .04 amended effective October 27, 2014 (41:21 Md. R. 1260). Regulation .08 amended effective October 27, 2014 (41:21 Md. R. 1260).
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