Oregon Truck Laws
Oregon boasts numerous highways that serve as transient routes for trucks transporting goods throughout the northwestern United States. Routes such as Interstate 5, Interstate 84 and US Highway 101 serve as major conduits for vehicles traveling the entire West Coast or to in-state centers such as Portland and Eugene. Those traffic volumes lead to more than 1,000 fatal and non-fatal truck-related accidents every year. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, Michael can ensure that your rights are protected. Michael has dedicated his professional career to increasing trucking industry safety standards and to representing victims of unsafe commercial trucking practices.
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 Salem may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Oregon 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 Oregon, visit our Oregon Trucking Laws page.