Colorado Truck Laws
Colorado boasts hundreds of miles of often treacherous interstate highways that rise and fall through the Rockie Mountains. Interstate 25, Interstate 70 and Interstate 76 all carry truck traffic into and out of Denver, while other urban centers such as Colorado Springs and Fort Collins attract steady truck traffic as well. More than 1,200 fatal and non-fatal truck accidents occur on Colorado roadways every year, leaving hundreds of people injured or killed. If you or a family member has been involved in a catastrophic truck accident, ensure you have legal representation that truly understands truck accident litigation. Michael can work with Colorado attorneys to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your suffering.
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 Boulder may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Colorado 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 Colorado, visit our Colorado Trucking Laws page.