(a) No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any highway unless such vehicle is so constructed
or loaded as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise
escaping therefrom, except that:
(1) This section shall not prohibit the necessary spreading of any substance in highway
maintenance or construction operations; and
(2)(A) subsections (a) and (c) shall not apply to:
(i) Trailers or semitrailers when hauling livestock if such trailers or semitrailers
are properly equipped with a cleanout trap and such trap is operated in a closed position
unless material is intentionally spilled when the trap is in a closed position; or
(ii) trucks, trailers or semitrailers when hauling agricultural forage commodities
intrastate from the place of production to a market or place of storage or from a
place of storage to a place of use. The provisions of this clause shall not apply to trucks, trailers or semitrailers
(a) Hay bales; or
(b) other packaged or bundled forage commodities.
(B) Paragraph (2)(A)(i) shall not apply to trailers or semitrailers used for hauling
livestock when livestock are not being hauled in such trailers or semitrailers.
(b) All trailers or semitrailers used for hauling livestock shall be cleaned out periodically.
(c) No person shall operate on any highway any vehicle with any load unless such load
and any covering thereon is securely fastened so as to prevent the covering or load
from becoming loose, detached or in any manner a hazard to other users of the highway.
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