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
Room 3075
300 Indiana Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 727-4357

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