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Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)

Title 11—Department of Transportation

  • Subtitle 04—State Highway Administration
    • 11.04.01—Permits for Oversize and Overweight (OS/OW) Vehicles
    • 11.04.02—General Conditions for Movement of OS/OW Vehicles
    • 11.04.03—Specific Conditions for Movement of Certain OS/OW Vehicles
    • 11.04.04—OS/OW Vehicles—Escort Vehicles, Signing and Lighting
    • 11.04.11—Overweight Vehicle Permits for Certain Containerized Cargo Hauling
    • 11.04.12—Local Delivery Truck Routes
  • Subtitle 07— Maryland Transportation Authority
    • 11.07.01—Transportation of Hazardous Materials
    • 11.07.02—Vehicle Size and Width Restrictions
  • Subtitle 11—Motor Vehicle Administration—Administrative Procedures
    • 11.11.12—Commercial Driver’s License Disqualification
  • Subtitle 21—Motor Vehicle Administration—Commercial Motor Vehicles
  • Subtitle 22—Motor Vehicle Administration—Preventive Maintenance Program 

Maryland Vehicle Law

The Maryland Vehicle Law may be accessed on-line at the Maryland Division of State Documents.  To navigate: click Annotated Code of Maryland.  This will open the Maryland General Assembly’s website.

  • Scroll down to “Maryland Statutes.”
  • Click “Statute Text” link.
  • Enter Article “Transportation” by typing or selecting pull down menu
  • Click “Submit Query” button
  • Enter Section by typing or selecting pull down menu
  • Click “Submit Query” button
  • You must select each section to view.

The following titles relate to motor carriers and drivers:

Title 11 (Definitions)

Title 13 (Vehicle registration)

Title 16 (Driver licensing)

Title 21 (Rules of the road)

Title 22 (Vehicle equipment)

Title 23 (Vehicle inspections)

Title 25 (Commercial motor vehicles)

Preventive Maintenance

Go to http://www.dsd.state.md.us/ then down the left hand margin go to COMAR Online, then #3 Access to the Table of Contents, go to Title 11 Dept of Transportation - look for the specific section 11.14.04 and 11.14.05 also 11.22.02.

Trucking Complaints

To report an unsafe driver, falling or dropping loads -dial #77.

To report an unsafe trucking company (e.g., they force drivers to exceed hours of service, drive unsafe vehicle, etc.) call the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division at 410-694-6100 .

Truck Parking – Maryland

Truck Parking is available at various locations across Maryland. By far the largest segment of parking is at private truck stops. Parking is allowed – but on a limited basis at Maryland Welcome Centers. Drivers may also park at Maryland Truck Weigh and Inspection Stations (TWIS), but only when they are closed. Drivers should plan their trip prior to leaving to deliver or pickup cargo and likewise plan/schedule stops to rest well ahead of time and not wait until they are tired to try and locate a place to park. For more information on locations of public and private parking availability click here.

**Truck parking is unsafe and illegal on the shoulders of highways and entrance ramps of interstate /US or State highways. Traffic tickets are being issued to violators.**

 
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