District of Columbia 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 Georgetown may own a truck that only makes deliveries within the district.
The District of Columbia Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382-384 and 390-399 of the federal regulations.
The following provisions are an overview of District of Columbia laws that affect trucks operating only in the District of Columbia:
The District of Columbia has adopted all Federal Regulations with no exceptions.
Crash reports are available from:
Metropolitan Police Department
Public Documents Section
300 Indiana Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001