Indiana Truck Laws
Because of the state’s proximity to hubs throughout the Great Lakes region, trucks rely on Indiana’s freeway system to transport goods nationwide. And with metropolitan areas like Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Gary, in-state truck commerce in Indiana greatly affects traffic on freeways such as Interstate 69, Interstate 94 and the Indiana Toll Road, as well as on the countless two-lane roads that reach all corners of the state. Every year, more than 4,000 accidents involving trucks occur on those roadways, injuring thousands of motorists and killing more than 100. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, contact Michael to ensure that you get the legal representation you deserve.
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 Gary may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Indiana 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 Indiana, visit our Indiana Trucking Laws page.