There are two kinds of motor carriers: interstate and intrastate carriers. An interstate carrier provides transportation services across state borders and has to register with the Secretary of Transportation. An intrastate carrier operates solely within one state and does not affect interstate commerce. Federal regulations from the federal government only apply to interstate commerce and federal regulations governing: motor carriers, tractor-trailers, or semi carriers. The few intrastate carriers only have to comply with state laws governing commercial vehicles.

The reason it is important is because the application of interstate carrier rules and regulations. While the distinction is minimal it is important to verify that the federal regulations and federal motor carrier safety rules do apply in your case. This is the first step in analyzing a trucking accident.


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Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia
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