State Rules and Regulations for Intrastate Trucking
Intrastate trucking occurs within the borders of one state. In contrast, interstate trucking refers to trucking that occurs across state lines. As our Lafayette truck accident lawyers understand, intrastate truckers are primarily subject to the state laws and regulations for the state where the trucking takes place.
After a truck accident, a qualified lawyer will first assess whether the truck involved in the accident operated exclusively within the state where the accident occurred. If the truck only travels within one state, the only federal regulation that will apply is the requirement that the driver possess a commercial driver’s license. Otherwise, state laws and regulations will govern the trucker’s activities and obligations.
Advocating for victims in Lafayette and surrounding communities, our truck accident attorneys know that Louisiana has promulgated several rules and regulations for commercial trucks. If a truck fails to comply with these rules and regulations, the state may fine the company or no longer permit the company to operate within the state’s borders.
Louisiana’s state rules and regulations impose:
- Weight restrictions
- Length limits
- Width limits
- Height restrictions
- Load restrictions
- Travel restrictions, i.e., limitations on the time of day a truck may travel
Our Lafayette truck accident attorneys at Broussard & David understand Louisiana’s laws and regulations and can help you maximize your recovery under state law. We offer compassionate representation to victims of truck accidents, and we are dedicated to obtaining just results for you and your family. To schedule a complimentary consultation with a truck accident lawyer in the Lafayette area, contact our firm at 888-337-2323 (toll-free) or 337-233-2323 (local).