Louisiana Truck Laws

Louisiana highways are heavy with truck traffic, whether on large interstates such as I-49, I -55 and I-10, or on the many state’s miles of rural, two-lane highways. From Shreveport to New Orleans, Monroe to Lake Charles, commercial vehicle traffic in Louisiana leads to more than 3,600 fatal and non-fatal accidents ever year, leaving thousands of Louisiana motorists injured or dead. If you or a family member is suffering as the result of an accident with a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, bus or other large commercial vehicle, have Michael work with your team of local attorneys and make sure that you are fairly compensated for the negligent actions of others.

Trucking Laws

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 Baton Rouge may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.

The Louisiana 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 Louisiana, visit our Louisiana Trucking Laws page.

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