Georgia Truck Laws
More than 5,300 accidents involving trucks and other commercial vehicles occur on Georgia roads every year. From the dense traffic on Interstate 75 near Atlanta, to the congestion on Interstate 95 along Georgia’s eastern border, to the thousands of miles of two-lane highways in the state that carry trucks to points such as Savannah, Macon and Montgomery, truck traffic is an everyday reality throughout Georgia. According to TruckInfo.net, Georgia ranks among the top 5 states for the number of traffic accidents involving commercial vehicles that occur every year. If you or a family member has been affected by an accident with a tractor-trailer, semi-truck or other big rig and you believe the driver of the commercial vehicle was at fault, enlist the representation of an attorney with a track record of success in truck accident litigation. Enlist the representation of Michael Leizerman, who can evaluate the proper forum in which to file your action and work with local lawyers when appropriate.
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, 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 Georgia, visit our Georgia Trucking Laws page.