LEGAL LIMITATIONS AND DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS
Legal LimitationsDrawbars and other connections must be strong enough to pull all the towed weight and cannot exceed 15 feet between vehicles.
Trailers and Towed Vehicles
Exception: The connection between any two vehicles transporting poles, pipe, machinery or other objects of a structural nature which cannot be readily dismembered may exceed 15 feet.
If the connection between a vehicle and a towed vehicle is a chain, rope, or cable, then a red flag, at least one (1) foot square, must be displayed on the connection between sunrise and sunset, and a red light visible under ordinary atmospheric conditions for at least 500 feet must be displayed on the connection between sunset and sunrise.
Exception: Truck-tractors being transported by the triple saddle mount method.
a. The combination of vehicles must be equipped with the necessary lights and signals in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.
b. The rear wheels of the second, third and fourth truck-tractors must be equipped with adequate splash guards or mud flaps.
c. Truck-tractors may be transported by a drawbar, pintle connection, or by the triple saddle mount method of transportation.