What is the legal definition of a commercial truck in trucking accidents? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

According to the federal government, the following vehicles are considered commercial trucks:

  • Eighteen wheelers
  • Big rigs
  • Semi-tractor trailers
  • Cement trucks
  • Delivery vehicles
  • Tanker trucks

Some models of standard pickup trucks are considered commercial trucks. Generally, any large truck which requires a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate is legally considered a commercial truck.