Columbia, SC

The city of Columbia is located in central South Carolina and has a population of approximately 129,000. Columbia is the state capital and largest city in South Carolina, as well as the county seat of Richland County. Columbia is home to Allen University, Benedict College, Columbia College, Columbia International College, ECPI College of Technology Columbia Campus, Fortis College, ITT Technical Institute, Midlands Technical College, Remington College, South University, Strayer University Columbia Campus and the University of South Carolina. Interstate 20 (I-20), Interstate 26 (I-26), US 378 and US 1 are the main trucking routes running through Columbia. I-20 is a major east-west highway running from Texas to Florence, South Carolina. I-20 travels through North Augusta, Columbia, Bishopville and into Florence where it intersects with Interstate 95 and ends. I-26 runs southeast from Tennessee through Columbia, Orangeburg, Summerville, and North Charleston into Charleston where it ends. US 378 runs east to west and travels through McCormick, Saluda, West Columbia, Columbia and into Conway. US 1 travels from west central South Carolina through Summit, West Columbia, Columbia, Camden and Patrick and continues north into North Carolina. Columbia Metropolitan Airport provides air services to this city.

Recent Truck Accidents in the Area

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South Carolina Law

Interstate trucking companies are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (“FMCSR”), including trucking operations, driver qualifications, hours of service, maintenance of equipment, insurance, and alcohol and drug testing. South Carolina also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the State of South Carolina and do not cross state lines. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is responsible for motor carrier safety and has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under South Carolina law, intrastate trucking companies must have liability coverage for personal injuries in the amount of $750,000 ($300,000 if the gross vehicle weight is less than 10,000 lbs.). The laws governing hours of service are different for intrastate drivers in South Carolina as compared to federal laws governing interstate drivers.

Contact Us

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.

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