Tennessee law prohibits the consumption or possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle. Although some Tennessee municipal ordinances may be more restrictive, the Tennessee State Code accordingly does not prohibit passengers from consuming or possessing alcohol beverages.
Each state has its own rules when it comes to truck bed passengers. Tennessee law also states that no minor under 12 years old is allowed to ride in a truck bed when the vehicle is traveling on an interstate or a highway. Those passengers who are older than the age of 12 are able to legally ride in the truck bed.