Vermont Truck Laws
Vermont highways enjoy among the lowest rates of commercial vehicle accidents in the country. Still, dozens of people are injured or killed in truck-related accidents every year in Vermont. Busy interstates such as I-89, I-91 and I-93 attract heavy truck traffic daily, and population centers such as Burlington, Colchester and Rutland are primary destinations for trucks hauling goods and produce. If you’ve been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer, semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, or if a family member has been injured or killed in a truck accident, work with a nationally reputable attorney who is known for holding negligent truck drivers and trucking companies 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 Montpelier may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Vermont 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 Vermont, visit our Vermont Trucking Laws page.