Virginia Truck Laws
Boasting major freeways such as Interstate 64, Interstate 81, Interstate 85 and others, and with population hubs like Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Richmond, Virginia attracts thousands of commercial vehicles every day. Sadly, that heavy truck traffic leads to nearly 3,000 truck-related accidents every year, leaving thousands of Virginia drivers with fatal or life-threatening injuries. Have you or a family member suffered a serious accident involving a truck, tractor-trailer or commercial vehicle? If so, get the legal representation that will best protect you against a negligent truck driver or commercial vehicle carrier. Contact Michael today to discuss your case with an attorney who has a nationally recognized track record in catastrophic 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 Reston may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Virginia 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 Virginia, visit our Virginia Trucking Laws page.