South Carolina Truck Laws
In South Carolina, daily travel is impacted by the presence of truck traffic that services urban centers such as Columbia, Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Interstate 95 carries north-south traffic along the entire eastern seaboard, and highways such as the Columbia Beltway are constantly congested with commercial vehicle traffic. Unfortunately, that traffic leads to traffic accidents. Every year in South Carolina, more than 2,500 fatal and non-fatal truck accidents leave thousands of innocent motorists injured or dead. Michael believes that victims of these crashes, including their families, have the right to hold negligent trucking companies accountable. If you’re suffering from a traffic accident involving a commercial vehicle, add Michael to your team of legal professionals to ensure that you receive a settlement that is reflective of your loss.
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 Charleston may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The South Carolina 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 South Carolina, visit our South Carolina Trucking Laws page.