Hawaii Truck Laws

On the islands of Hawaii, commercial vehicle traffic includes tractor-trailers, tankers and charter buses. From the western Oahu to the eastern “Big Island” of Hawai’i, Hawaii’s interstate system allows those vehicles to reach major cities such as Honolulu, Maui and Molokai. That traffic also leads to more than 100 accidents every year, leaving dozens of motorists injured or mourning the loss of a family member. If you have been injured in an accident with a truck in Hawaii, include Michael on your legal team and benefit from being represented by an attorney who has a thorough understanding of truck accident litigation and can help you win the maximum settlement you deserve.

Trucking Laws

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.

There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Honolulu may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.

For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Hawaii, visit our Hawaii Trucking Laws page.

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