Keeping it Legal is a major task in any industry. Because we know your desire is to keep on trucking, this website is committed to making your trucking operation experience uncomplicated by supplying all the information you need to operate legally in Tennessee.
Effective January 27, 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced regulatory guidance concerning Texting While Driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The guidance is applicable to all interstate drivers of CMVs subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). In Tennessee, use of a hand-held mobile telephone or personal digital assistant is prohibited while driving under T.C.A. 55-8-199. Also, see the USDOT News Release.
If you're just starting out in the trucking industry, whether as a driver or starting your own business, there are certain things you need to know. These pages will help you get started and on your way.
Dial *THP (*847) in the event of an emergency to connect to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. More safety tips available at the Department of Safety's Road Safety Tips page.
If you have comments or suggestions, please contact us at TNTrucking@tn.gov