4901:2-22-04 Out-of-service criteria.

In addition to the provisions contained in rule 4901:2-5-07 of the Administrative Code, a tow truck may be declared "out-of-service" for the following reasons:

(A) Towing a motor vehicle or vehicles that weighs in excess of the tow truck's safe towing capacity.

(B) Use of towing equipment or towing devices in a manner that causes the working load limit of such equipment and devices to be exceeded.

(C) Use of towing equipment or towing devices that are not in compliance with the requirements of paragraph (B)(2) of rule 4901:2-22-03 of the Administrative Code.

(D) Use of a come-a-long, chain, or other similar device as a substitute for a winch and cable.

(E) Failure to secure a towed vehicle as required by paragraph (C) of rule 4901:2-22-03 of the Administrative Code.

(F) Installation or use of any towing equipment or towing devices in a manner not prescribed by the manufacturer.

(G) Use of a damaged or defective towing device where such damage or defect meets the "North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria", as adopted and disseminated by the "Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alliance", for tie downs, regardless of whether the towing device is being used to pull, lift, support, suspend, secure or tow a motor vehicle.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4901:2-22-04

Effective: 12/18/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 12/18/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4921.25
Rule Amplifies: 4921.25