Trucks carrying mobile homes regulated for safety

The state of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, takes your safety very seriously. They want to ensure that you get to where you are going safely and want you to be able to avoid truck accidents of all sorts. Part of this safety idea is that the movers who transport houses and modular homes must abide by certain rules and regulations or they face huge fines.

One of those rules is that, in order to transport any type of building, mobile home or modular home, the company doing the transport must apply for a permit. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 55, Chapter 4, Part 4 is the overriding law that is being cited here.

They go so far as to state that any type of house trailer or mobile home includes a self-propelled or non-self-propelled vehicle that is longer than 35 feet that, along with any accessories and meets this guideline, must apply for a permit before using the roadways of Tennessee. It is so dangerous when you attempt to pass this type of conveyance because, even though they have accompanying trucks, their line-of-sight is extremely limited and they must rely on the trucks before and after them to ensure that they don't hit a car and hurt someone.

A special permit must be obtained if the unit being transported is eight feet six inches wide and is in excess of 60 feet. Thee trucks usually go very slowly on the highway and are again accompanied by a front running truck and a rear running truck.

Getting involved in a truck accident is no laughing matter. You could be injured seriously and your car will almost certainly be totaled. Getting legal representation early can make a huge difference. This individual can ensure that you get a fair settlement from the insurance company and if you don't, this person can represent you in a civil suit before the courts of the state of Tennessee.

Source: Tennessee Department of Transportation, "Overweight and overdimensional movements on Tennessee highways," accessed Jan. 04, 2016

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