Massachusetts Truck Laws
In Massachusetts, heavy truck traffic continues to impact the daily travels of motorists. Truck accident rates in the state remain high due to bumper-to-bumper traffic on Interstate 95 and the Baltimore Beltway, as well as commercial vehicle traffic on busy routes such as Interstate 70, Interstate 81 and Interstate 83. Every year more than 1,500 fatal and non-fatal truck accidents occur on Massachusetts roadways. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident and are struggling with injuries as a result, it’s vital that you’re represented by an attorney who has the litigation experience to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. See how Michael can help with your case.
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 Boston may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, visit our Massachusetts Trucking Laws page.