Arkansas Truck Laws
In Arkansas, commercial vehicle traffic remains a daily concern for motorists. Busy highways such as Interstate 30 and Interstate 55, and population centers like Little Rock, Fayetteville and Monticello attract thousands of trucks every day. With that traffic come accidents. More than 1,500 accidents involving trucks occur on Arkansas roadways annually, leaving hundreds of residents injured or dead. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, consult with an attorney who has dedicated his career to protecting truck accident victims and fighting to make sure that negligent trucking companies are held responsible.
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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 Little Rock may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Arkansas Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Arkansas, visit our Arkansas Trucking Laws page.