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

The Georgia 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 Georgia laws that affect trucks operating only in Georgia:

Driver Qualifications

Georgia has adopted Part 391 of the Federal Regulations with an alteration to the age requirement. Drivers employed by motor carriers in Georgia must be at least 18 for an instructional permit or license to operate a commercial vehicle in the State of Georgia only. For a commercial driver’s license to cross state line, the required age is 21.

Crash reports are available from:

Department of Motor Vehicle Safety
Accident Reporting Division
P.O. Box 80447
Conyers, GA 30013
(678) 413-8580

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