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What is the difference between "intrastate" and "interstate" trucking?

The laws relating to intrastate and interstate trucking vary dramatically. When truckers proceed across state lines, "interstate", then they may very well be regulated by federal laws. For example, tractor trailers transporting goods from one state to another would be regulated by federal laws governing the amount of time a driver is permitted to operate the tractor. "Intrastate" or within the state trucking is not regulated by federal law and instead regulated by the state in which the vehicle is being operated.

The rules relating to interstate trucking or tractor trailers and other large trucks are complicated and require a clear understanding of federal rules and regulations. The lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. have handled tractor trailer and other large and small trucking accidents over a period of decades. If you or a close family member or friend were injured as a result of the negligence of the operation of a tractor trailer or truck, please call the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. for a free initial consultation.