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    Are Interstate truck drivers federally mandated to wear seat belts?

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    Are truck drivers who travel interstate federally mandated
    To wear seat belts while driving their trucks?
    Is there a weight clause with this requirements?

    Last edited by Assistant; Jul 19, 2011 at 10:48 AM.
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    Jun 9, 2004, 11:43 AM
    Re: cdl drivers license and seat belts
    Yes, truckers must wear seatbelts. Lapbelts actually. Shoulder belts are not mandatory. For more info go to:

    I do not believe there is an exclusion for weight.

    http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,1607,7...0103--,00.html

    Buckle up!
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    Jul 8, 2011, 10:53 AM
    Yes. We have been federally mandated since I began driving in 1982. There is no special clause regarding weight.
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    Jul 8, 2011, 11:18 AM

    From the Michigan site linked to by Viking:
    "While vehicles over 10,000 lbs. (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) are not required to be equipped with a shoulder harness, these vehicles must still be equipped with, and drivers must wear, a lap belt. "
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    Jul 8, 2011, 12:08 PM

    Yes, they must wear seatbelts and their passenger must wear a belt as well. They are liable to get the same tickets written for no safety device as a regular license holder gets.
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