Kentucky Truck Laws
Drivers in Kentucky are faced daily with having to contend with truck traffic. Whether local traffic transporting goods to major hubs such as Lexington and Louisville, or inter-state traffic passing through Kentucky on busy freeways such as I-75, I-64, or I-65, truck traffic accounts for heavy congestion on the state’s roadways. More than 1,500 truck-related accidents occur in the state every year. For legal representation that you can trust will hold drivers and carriers accountable, contact Michael for a free consultation.
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 Lexington may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Kentucky 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 Kentucky, visit our Kentucky Trucking Laws page.