New Hampshire 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 Concord may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire laws that affect trucks operating only in New Hampshire:
New Hampshire observes all other federal laws that apply to over-the-road trucks without exception.
New Hampshire has adopted Part 391 of the Federal Regulations with some exceptions. The minimum age for transporting non-hazardous materials is 18; for hazardous materials, 21. Drivers operating interstate must be 21.
If a person is not physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle due to a physical deficiency, he can seek to have a waiver granted from the state of New Hampshire.
Crash reports are available from:
N.H. Department of Safety
Division of Motor Vehicles
Concord, NH 03305
Attn: Accident Reports