Trucking Violations in New York State

Written By: Benjamin Goldman, Esq.

Operators of commercial trucks know that there are more rules regulating driving commercial trucks than non-commercial vehicles. New York State has adopted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations found in Title 49 of Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR). The New York State Transportation Law (TRA Section 140), Environmental Conservation Law (ENV) and the Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) may also apply.

This means a traffic stop of a commercial vehicle may result in multiple tickets at a time. Trucking tickets in violation of the New York Transportation Law (TRA) often carry a higher penalty than regular traffic tickets. A failure to answer these tickets can result in fines in the range of thousands of dollars. Trucking tickets are also deemed more serious than your average traffic ticket. This means that trucking tickets are almost always handled in local criminal courts.

The Benjamin Goldman Law Office handles many trucking violations. Our firm has successfully obtained dismissals on behalf of our clients. We are typically able to make all necessary court appearances on behalf of our clients. Call the Benjamin Goldman Law Office for a free consultation, or reach out to us via e-mail or website submission.