Michael Leizerman regularly engages in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in or near Massachusetts:
- Railroad Law section of ATLA, Boston (July 5, 2004)
Topic: Representing The Train Crew Against The Railroad And The Trucking Company
Massachusetts 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 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.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 34 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 1,075 per year
Accident Locales: 57%(Rural), 43%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 43% of Massachusetts' truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Massachusetts.
In 73% of Massachusetts' truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 84: I-84 travels east from Scranton, Pennsylvania to Sturbridge Massachusetts.
Interstate 90: I-90 is America's longest highway stretching 3,100+ miles from Seattle, Washington to its eastern terminus in Boston, Massachusetts at Logan International Airport. Known in Massachusetts as the Mass Pike, I-90 spends 135 miles in the Bay State. In the cities of Springfield, Sturbridge, Weston and Boston, I-90 intersects with several interstates, and in Holyoke, Worcester and Framingham it has interchanges.
Interstate 91: Strictly a New England highway, I-91 begins in New Haven, CT and ends in Derby Line, VT. I-91 passes through the major cities of Springfield, Northampton and Greenfield during the 55 miles it spends in Massachusetts.
Interstate 93: Also contained entirely within New England, I-93 begins in Canton, MA, near Boston, and ends in St. Johnsbury, VT. In Massachusetts, I-93 intersects with I-90 in Boston and I-95 in Canton and Woburn.
Interstate 95: I-95 passes through Boston, Woburn, Canton and Weston on its journey from Miami, Florida to Houlton, Maine at the Canadian border.