Mississippi Truck Laws
In Mississippi, major highways such as Interstate 10, Interstate 20 and Interstate 59 link the state’s urban centers such as Hattiesburg, Biloxi and Gulf Port to various points throughout the South and beyond. Truck traffic is heavy, and more than 1,000 truck-related accidents occur on Mississippi roadways every year. If you or a family member has been injured in a crash with a truck, tractor-trailer or bus, and you believe the driver of the commercial vehicle was at-fault in the accident, it’s important that you are represented by legal professionals who are experienced in handling the web of legal jurisdictions that can complicate truck accident litigation. Have Michael work with your legal counsel to help develop the trial strategy that is most advantageous to you.
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 Biloxi may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Mississippi 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 Mississippi, visit our Mississippi Trucking Laws page.