New Mexico Truck Laws
Every year on New Mexico roads, hundreds of people are injured or killed in accidents with commercial vehicles. Truck traffic around urban centers such as Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and along busy highways such as Interstate 10 and Interstate 25, is a daily hazard for travelers. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer, or if you’ve suffered the loss of a family member involved in a collision with a truck, make sure you are represented by a legal team that fully understands truck accident litigation. Michael can lend his experience to a team of local attorneys to ensure that you receive the highest compensation for your loss.
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 Albuquerque may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The New Mexico 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 Mexico, visit our New Mexico Trucking Laws page.