Yes, since 2008 or so it's been shuffled around a bit as where the info is.
I've been very lucky in 15+ years of CDL driving to deal with the courteous and cordial DOT officials here in VT, NH and Maine.
I have heard of Many others who've had similar experiences to yours.
I don't have a way to answer what your specific state has for Actual regs, but I'll say this:
ALWAYS go heavier than you think is needed.
If you need medium chain/straps, get heavy. If you need one chain, use 2.... ETC...
At least up here in Northern New England, loads DO Need to meet/ exceed DOT regs, even if privately owned and no DOT numbers are needed.
Keep being careful.
You have the right mind-set.