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Certain vehicles engaged in the transportation of loose cargo
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 3, ARTICLE 9
§ 380-a. Certain vehicles engaged in the transportation of loose
cargo. 1. It shall be unlawful to operate on any public highway any
open truck or trailer being utilized for the transportation of any loose
substances, unless said truck or trailer has a cover, tarpaulin or other
device of a type and specification approved by the commissioner of
transportation which completely closes in the opening on the said truck
or trailer while said truck or trailer shall be so operated, so as to
prevent the falling of any such substances therefrom. However, if the
load is arranged so that no loose substance can fall from or blow out of
such truck, the covering is not necessary.

2. The commissioner of transportation is authorized to make necessary
rules and regulations to carry into effect the provisions of this
section, applying such provisions to specific conditions and loads and
prescribing means, methods and practices to effectuate such provisions.

3. The provisions of this section shall not apply to motor vehicles,
trailers and semitrailers conveying "farm products" as defined in
section two of the agriculture and markets law.