Florida Truck Laws
Achieving a successful result in a tractor trailer trucking accident case demands a detailed knowledge of both State and Federal law. Florida Statutes, Section 316.302 and Section 316.70, contain Florida’s safety requirements that apply to the operation of commercial vehicles on the public highways of the state. They list weight, load and safety requirements. In general, these laws have adopted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations found in Chapter 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR), Parts 390 through 397, and the Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations found in 49 CFR, Parts 100 through 180, as they apply to highway transportation.
There are specific exceptions to the federal regulations for vehicles operated strictly in intrastate commerce. Refer to the statutes referenced above for specific requirements and exceptions.
The Florida Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Carrier Compliance enforces these laws.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer or other large truck, contact a trucking accident attorney at Hannon Legal Group today.