Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 307.02 - Definitions

Words and phrases used in this chapter have the same meanings as those in ch. 340, Stats., except as otherwise defined in this section.

(1) "Aggregate working load limit" means the working load limit multiplied by the number of tiedowns used to secure cargo to a vehicle.
(2) "Breaking force" means the minimum force, measured in pounds, at which a chain, wire cable, webbing strap, or end device breaks when a constantly increasing force is applied to it.
(3) "Chain" means a flexible series of joined and closed steel links.
(4) "Cross chain" means a load-bearing chain extending through or across a load of logs at right angles to the side of a vehicle and which is connected at each end to a side stake.
(5) "End device" means a metal hook, ratchet, winch, binder clamp or similar device which is attached to an end of a chain, webbing strap, or wire cable and is part of the tiedown assembly.
(6) "Front end structure" means a metal structure that is designed to prevent cargo from shifting forward into the driver compartment, including, but not limited to, a headboard or posts at the front end of the load carrying area of a vehicle.

Note: See also 49 CFR 393.106 as adopted by reference in ss. Trans 325.02(4) and 327.03(4), pertaining to front end structures.

(7) "Gusseted bunk" means a welded or bolted "U" shaped frame secured to the frame of a vehicle and consisting of a heavy cross beam, upon which logs rest, with an upright post at either end, each braced at the base by triangular gusset plates.
(8) "Log" means a section of the trunk or branches of a felled tree. The term includes, but is not limited to, similar peeled or unpeeled forest products such as pilings, posts, poles, cordwood, pulpwood, and fuel wood.
(9) "Rear end structure" means a metal structure designed to prevent cargo from shifting to the rear, or falling off the rear, of a vehicle including, but not limited to, a rear endboard or endposts.
(10) "Stake" means a vertical metal post along the side of a vehicle, resting in a stake pocket or otherwise secured to the bed or frame of the load carrying unit. The term does not include any component of a front end structure or a rear end structure.
(11) "Stack" means a group of logs of approximately the same length piled one upon the other.
(12) "Tiedown" or "tiedown assembly" means a chain, wire cable, or webbing strap, with any attached end device, used to secure cargo to a vehicle.
(13) "Webbing strap" means a flat band of woven synthetic fibers used to secure cargo to a vehicle.
(14) "Wire cable" means continuous steel strands that are woven into a length of metal rope used to secure cargo to a vehicle.
(15) "Working load limit" means the maximum load limit, measured in pounds, of a tiedown, established by the manufacturer of a chain, cable, webbing strap, or end device.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 307.02
Cr. Register, October, 1991, No. 430, eff. 11-1-91.

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