West Virginia Truck Laws

In states across the country, Michael Leizerman has helped victims who are suffering from serious truck-related catastrophes. In West Virginia, more than 1,000 fatal and non-fatal accidents involving trucks occur every year, leaving hundreds of people with life-altering injuries or the loss of a family member. Busy highways such as interstates 64, 68, 81 and 470, as well as local roads that help trucks reach manufacturing hubs like Charleston, Huntington and Parkersburg, cause traffic congestion that leads to often-avoidable injury and suffering.

Trucking Laws

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 Point Pleasant may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.

The West 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 West Virginia, visit our West Virginia Trucking Laws page.

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