Utah 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 Salt Lake City may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Utah 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 Utah laws that affect trucks operating only in Utah:
Utah has adopted Part 391 of the Federal Regulations with some modifications. Drivers must be 18 years of age unless they are hauling hazardous materials, in which case they must be at least 21. Federal regulations mandate that all drivers be at least 21 under all circumstances. Also, in order to be granted a Class A, B. or C license, an applicant must have at least one year’s driving experience.
Hours of Service
Utah has adopted Part 395 of the Federal Regulations with one modification. When a driver primarily transports construction materials and equipment to and from an active construction site, any period of 7 or 8 consecutive days may end with the beginning of any off-duty period of 36 or more successive hours.
Inspection and Maintenance
Utah has adopted Part 396 of the Federal Regulations in its entirety.
Crash reports are available from:
Driver’s License Division
P.O. Box 30560
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0560