Public needs to be more aware of Covered Load Law

Published 8:38 am Wednesday, January 29, 2020

To Whom It May Concern:
I am the Chairman of Keep Carter County Beautiful (KCCB), an all-volunteer grassroots organization that is cleaning up, educating through litter awareness programs, and promoting enforcement of the litter and illegal dumping that is going on throughout our region. I am writing this letter of concern and in support of our Covered Tennessee State Load Laws, Section 39-14-507.
We are asking that all of our citizens and businesses, if not already doing so, to start complying and support our covered state load laws.
In case you are not aware, about 70% of trash and rubbish along our roads and highways in Tennessee has blown off or fallen out of both commercial and private vehicles that are not covered. This is creating an eyesore, safety issues, and is detrimental to our environment in a negative way. There is a loss of tourism tax dollars and it’s costing Tennessee taxpayers (which includes you) to the tune of over 15 million dollars a year to clean up because of uncovered loads.
Your participation and support in this matter would be greatly appreciated. By doing so, it would help keep Carter County clean and green and keep it more beautiful.
Together We Can and Will Make a Difference!

Edward “Ed” Jordan

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