Texas Truck Laws
Every year, Texas leads the nation in the number of truck accidents. With extensive freeway systems that connect urban centers such as Dallas, San Antonio and Houston to the rest of the country, truck traffic in Texas presents a daily challenge to all motorists. Highways such as Interstate 10, Interstate 35, Interstate 40 and Interstate 45 carry commercial vehicles to all parts of the state, from the Texas Panhandle to the Gulf shores. That traffic leads to more than 17,000 fatal and non-fatal truck accidents every year, leaving thousands of Texas residents injured or mourning the loss of family member. Michael has established himself as a leading advocate for such victims, and can work with local counsel to ensure that they and their families are fairly compensated following an accident.
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 Austin may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Texas 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 Texas, visit our Texas Trucking Laws page.