This SAE Recommended Practice is intended as a guide for manufacturers and users of trailers, specifically full trailer(s) and/or converter dollies. Its inclusion in state, federal, or any laws or regulations where flexibility of revision is lacking is discouraged. Emergency safety is the basis of this recommendation. This SAE Recommended Practice covers the number, location, and method of attachment of safety chains for full trailers and/or converter dollies.
The Truck and Bus Coupling & Interchangeability Committee which owned this report has become inactivated and the technical expertise for the subject report within the Truck and Bus Council is not available at this time. This standard has been transferred to the Total Vehicle Steering Committee to stabilize the standard.