The city of Clarksville is located in the northwestern part of the state near the border of Kentucky and has a population of approximately 124,500 making it the fifth largest city in the state. Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County and home to Austin Peay State University and Miller-Motte Technical College. The main trucking routes running through Clarksville are US 41, US 79 and Interstate 24 (I-24). US 41 is a north-south highway that runs from Michigan to Florida. US 41 parallels Intestate 75 from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Naples, Florida. In Tennessee US 41 travels south from Kentucky through Clarksville, Springfield, Nashville, Shelbyville and Chattanooga before entering Georgia. US 79 is a north-south highway that runs from Kentucky southwest to Texas. In Tennessee US 79 travels south through Clarksville, Paris, Alamo and Brownsville. I-24 is an interstate highway that travels southeast from Illinois to East Ridge, Tennessee. I-24 enters Tennessee in the northwest and runs diagonally southeast through Clarksville, Nashville, La Vergne, Murfreesboro, Bell Buckle and then into East Ridge where it ends. Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport provides air services to this city.
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. Tennessee also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the State of Tennessee and do not cross state lines. Tennessee has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under Tennessee law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum liability insurance coverage in the amount of $300,000 if the gross vehicle weight is 26,000 lbs or less and $750,000 if the vehicle weighs over 26,000 lbs.
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.