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Vehicles engaged in the transportation of logs and other materials
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 3, ARTICLE 9
§ 377. Vehicles engaged in the transportation of logs and other
materials. 1. No vehicle which is designed or used for the purpose of
hauling logs or other materials which by their very nature may shift or
roll so as to be likely to fall from such vehicle, shall be operated or
moved over any highway unless its load is securely fastened by such
safety chains, cables or other suitable devices as will effectively
prevent the shifting or falling of such load or any part thereof, from
the vehicle.

2. The commissioner is authorized to make necessary rules and
regulations to carry into effect the provisions of this section,
applying such provisions to specific conditions and prescribing means,
methods and practices to effectuate such provisions. Before any such
rule or regulation is adopted, amended or repealed there shall be a
public hearing thereon, notice of which shall be published at least
once, not less than ten days prior thereto, in such newspaper as the
commissioner may prescribe.

3. A violation of any of the provisions of this section or of any rule
or regulation promulgated hereunder shall constitute a misdemeanor
punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars for a first
offense, three hundred fifty dollars for a second offense, or seven
hundred fifty dollars for each subsequent offense, or by imprisonment
for not more than thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.