Utah Truck Laws
See why legal teams across the country and throughout Utah have consulted with Michael as they prepare for trial in cases involving an injury or death following a truck accident. In Utah, the heaviest truck traffic occurs on Interstate 15 and Interstate 80 near Salt Lake City, but commercial vehicle traffic is also a concern for motorists around smaller cities such as Ogden, Tremonton and Echo. Every year, nearly 1,000 truck accidents occur on Utah highways, leaving hundreds of people injured or killed, and countless others suffering from the loss of a family member. If you were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, or if a loved one was seriously injured or killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer or other big rig, speak to an attorney with the litigation experience to most effectively hold a negligent driver or trucking company accountable.
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 Salt Lake City may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Utah 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 Utah, visit our Utah Trucking Laws page.