New York Truck Laws

In a country where fatal and non-fatal truck accidents occur daily, New York holds one of the highest incident rates of any state. Whether on the busy freeways that serve as major arteries into and out of New York City, on the high-traffic roads within the city, or on the miles of highways that carry traffic to destinations in Upstate New York and to the western border with Pennsylvania, truck accidents continue to be deadly for motorists in New York. Every year, more than 3,300 accidents occur on New York roads. Have you been injured in a truck accident? Has a family member been injured or killed in a collision with a commercial vehicle? If so, Contact Michael today to ensure that your rights are protected against a negligent trucking company or truck driver.

Trucking Laws

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 Ithaca may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.

The New York 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 York, visit our New York Trucking Laws page.

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