Missouri Truck Laws
In Missouri, more than 4,200 truck-related accidents occur each year. More than 100 motorists are killed and thousands of others are injured, often as a result of negligence on behalf of a truck driver, carrier or broker. High-traffic freeways such as Interstate 70, Interstate 44 and Interstate 29 steer truck traffic through Missouri from various manufacturing centers in the country. In-state urban hubs such as St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield attract countless tractor-trailers and semi-trucks every day. If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a truck accident, contact Michael to ensure that your rights are protected.
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 Saint Louis may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Missouri 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 Missouri, visit our Missouri Trucking Laws page.