2. DOT & Safety Regulations
  3. Load Securement
  4. Utah’s Tarp Law

Utah’s Tarp Law

The Utah Highway Patrol, (801) 596-9248, enforces the tarp law. This law basically states that a vehicle carrying dirt, sand, gravel, rock fragments, pebbles, crushed base, aggregate, any other similar materials or scrap metal shall have a covering over the entire load unless:

  • The highest point of the load does not extend above the top of any exterior wall or sideboard of the cargo compartment of the vehicle.
  • The outer edges of the load are at least six inches below the top inside edges of the exterior walls or sideboards of the cargo compartment of the vehicle.