Minnesota Truck Laws
See why attorneys across the country and throughout Minnesota consult with Michael in preparation for a case involving a truck accident injury or death. From heavy-traffic expressways such as Interstate 94, Interstate 90 and Interstate 35, to the state’s many two-lane highways, Minnesota boasts thousands of miles of roads that trucks rely on to reach urban centers such as Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Duluth. Unfortunately, those high-traffic volumes lead to hundreds of preventable injuries and deaths. Every year, more than 2,500 accidents involving commercial trucks occur on Minnesota’s roadways. If you have suffered from an accident with a truck, make sure your rights are protected. Contact Michael and speak to an attorney who has the courtroom experience you need to hold a negligent truck driver or carrier accountable.
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 Squaw Lake may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Minnesota 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 Minnesota, visit our Minnesota Trucking Laws page.