Tennessee Trailer Laws
& Trailer Regulations
laws and regulations for trailers are listed below:
Trailer Brake Laws
Every trailer or semitrailer of a gross weight of 3,000 lbs. or more must be equipped with brakes that may be applied by the driver of the towing vehicle from the cab and must be of a design such that in case of an accidental breakaway of the towed vehicle, the brakes will be automatically applied.
Trailer Dimension Laws
Total length: 65 feet; trailer length: 40 feet; width: 102 inches (excludes required clearance lights, rearview mirrors, other accessories, and safety devices); height: 13 feet 6 inches.
Trailer Hitch and Signal Laws
Any vehicle being towed by another vehicle must be connected to the towing vehicle with a chain that is reasonably capable of maintaining the attachment of the 2 vehicles in case of failure of any other attachment
Tennessee Trailer Lighting
Every vehicle being towed by another vehicle must carry at the rear a lamp of type which exhibits a yellow or red light plainly visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of 500 feet to the rear.
Trailer Mirror Laws
Required if vision from inside mirror is obstructed.
Trailer Speed Limit Laws
Rural interstate, 70 mph or as otherwise posted.
Tennessee Trailer Towing
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