New Jersey Truck Laws
New Jersey, with its many miles of busy interstate highways, is home to one of the worst truck accident rates in the country. Trucks on interstate freeways such as I-95, I-76, I-287 and I-80, bound for major metropolitan areas such New York City, Newark, Trenton and various East Coast urban markets, keep traffic in the Garden State congested. That traffic leads to a high rate of fatal and non-fatal accidents involving commercial vehicles. In fact, more than 6,500 truck accidents occur on New Jersey roads every year. If you’ve been injured, or if a family was injured or killed in an accident involving a commercial truck in New Jersey, contact an attorney with the experience to ensure that your best interests are served. Contact Michael today to discuss your potential personal injury case.
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 Trenton may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The New Jersey 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 New Jersey, visit our New Jersey Trucking Laws page.