Tennessee Truck Laws

Personal injury attorney Michael Leizerman is a member of the Tennessee Bar, and has been a licensed Tennessee attorney since 1995.  In creating a reputation as an authority on truck accident cases nationwide, Michael often lectures about trial strategies and the nuances of trying a case involving truck driver negligence, and has written a series of books that address the topic of truck litigation. Attorneys across the nation often call upon Michael to help try a case that centers on an accident involving a tractor-trailer, semi-truck or other commercial vehicle.

Located in Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee Truck Accident Attorney, Michael Jay Leizerman
101 Church Street
Nashville, Tennessee, 37201
(615) 244-3886
(800) 628-4500

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Every year in Tennessee, nearly 4,000 truck-related accidents leave more than 100 people dead and thousands more injured. From Nashville to Chattanooga, along major freeways such as interstates 75, 65, 24 and 81, trucks make daily travel troublesome for motorists in Tennessee. If you or a family member suffers as the result of a truck accident on one of Tennessee’s many miles of highways, contact Michael to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

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

The Tennessee 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 Tennessee, visit our Tennessee Trucking Laws page.

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