Governing Law and Regulations
Mississippi Motor Carrier Regulatory Law, Mississippi Code Annotated 77-7-16
Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Motor Carrier Division
Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Mississippi follows the federal regulations for the transportation of hazardous materials. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Motor Carrier Division of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety issues commercial driver's licenses in Mississippi and is authorized to inspect motor vehicles transporting hazardous material that requires placarding. The Mississippi Department of Transportation administers and enforces the motor carrier safety and hazardous materials transportation regulations.