Iowa Truck Laws

Motorists in Iowa contend daily with tractor-trailers, flatbed trucks and other commercial vehicles that fuel the state’s agriculture-based industry. Major roads such as Interstate 80 and Interstate 35 and population hubs such as Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport are a major draw for trucks that move goods both in-state and from one region of the country to another. That traffic leads to more than 1,500 truck-related accidents every year. People who are injured on an Iowa roadway due to a truck accident, or family members of people who are killed in a truck accident in Iowa, can call on Michael to ensure they have the best legal representation. Contact Michael today and take the first step toward putting one of the nation’s most highly regarded truck accident attorneys on your side.

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 Lost Nation may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.

The Iowa 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 Iowa, visit our Iowa Trucking Laws page.

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