Columbus, GA

The city of Columbus is located in west Georgia and has a population of approximately 190,400 making it the third largest city in Georgia. Columbus is the county seat of Muscogee County. Columbus is home to Columbus State University and Columbus Technical College. The main trucking routes that run through and into Columbus are Interstate 185 (I-185), US 27 and US 27A. I-185 runs a short distance north to LaGrange, Georgia where it joins Interstate 85 (I-85) which runs north to Atlanta. US 27 runs north to Tennessee and south to Florida. U.S. 27 runs along the west side of Georgia and passes through Carrollton, Columbus and Bainbridge, Georgia. US 27A branches off of US 27 in Carrollton, Georgia and runs southeast through Greenville and Manchester, Georgia before ending in Columbus. Columbus Metro Airport and Skyline Columbus provide air services to Columbus.

Recent Truck Accidents in the Area

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Georgia 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. 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.

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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