The city of Dalton is located in northwestern Georgia and has a population of approximately 33,000 making it the twenty-first largest city in Georgia. Dalton is the county seat of Whitfield County. Dalton is home to Dalton State College. Interstate 75 (I-75) is the main trucking route that runs through Dalton. I-75 is a major north-south interstate highway that travels north into Chattanooga, Tennessee and south through Atlanta into Florida. I-75 enters Georgia in the northwestern corner and continues south through Dalton, Atlanta, Macon and Valdosta, Georgia. Dalton Municipal Airport provides air services to Dalton.
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.