The city of Alpharetta is located in north of Atlanta and has a population of approximately 49,900 making it the seventeenth largest city in Georgia. The main trucking route that runs through Alpharetta is US 19 (designated GA 400 in Alpharetta), which runs north to Tennessee and south into Florida. Alpharetta does not have any airports located within the city, but is provided air service through Beaver Ruin Airport in Beaver Ruin, Georgia which is located thirteen miles from Alpharetta and Dekalb-Peachtree Airport which is located fourteen miles from Alpharetta.
Recent Truck Accidents in the Area
Interstate trucking companies are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (â€śFMCSRâ€ť), including trucking operations, driver qualifications, hours of service, maintenance of equipment, insurance, and alcohol and drug testing. Georgia also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the state of Georgia and do not cross state lines. By statute, Georgia has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under Georgia law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum insurance of $100,000/ $300,000 in liability coverage. Georgia also has a special exemption for logging trucks from many regulations applicable to other commercial vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a trucking accident, you should contact a trucking attorney at Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC as soon as possible to make sure that evidence is preserved and not destroyed by the trucking company. You can contact us by calling 877-591-1801 or clicking here to email us.