Oklahoma Truck Laws
Trucks carrying goods to urban centers like Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman keep the state’s roadways congested. And motorists on freeways such as Interstate 35, Interstate 40 and Interstate 44 feel the impact of that congestion on a daily basis. With the high traffic come frequent accidents, and in Oklahoma there are about 1,500 accidents involving commercial vehicles every year. If you have been injured in a truck accident, or if you represent a client who suffers as a result of a crash with a tractor-trailer, call on the experience of a trail lawyer who understands the nuances of truck accident litigation.
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 Oklahoma City may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma, visit our Oklahoma Trucking Laws page.