Maine Truck Laws
In Maine, more than 1,500 accidents involving commercial vehicles occur every year. The state is heavy in timber-hauling truck traffic, as well as the transportation of other general goods to population hubs such as Portland, Bangor and Augusta. Interstate 95 is one of the nation’s most-traveled highways, and a handful of affiliate routes serve as a primary means of travel for countless tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and 18-wheelers every day. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, consult with a lawyer who’s passionate about fighting for the rights of victims of trucking company negligence. Contact Michael to learn how he can work with local lawyers to help earn clients a higher settlement.
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 Bangor may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Maine 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 Maine, visit our Maine Trucking Laws page.