The city of Dothan is located in the southeastern corner of Alabama near the borders of Florida and Georgia and has a population of approximately 65,400 making it the seventh largest city in Alabama. Dothan is the county seat of Houston County with portions extending into Dale County and Henry County. Dothan is home to Georgia C. Wallace Community College. US Highways 84, 231 and 431 are the main trucking routes that run though Dothan. US 84 stretches from Colorado to Georgia. It enters Alabama on the southwestern side of the state in Silas and continues traveling southeast through Dothan and into Georgia. US 231 runs south from Tennessee and continues directly south through Huntsville, Rockford and Montgomery where it meets 431. US 431 runs south from Kentucky to Alabama. It travels through Huntsville and continues southeast along the eastern border of Alabama until it ends in Dothan. Dothan Regional Airport provides air services to the city of Dothan.
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. Alabama also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the State of Alabama and do not cross state lines. The Alabama Public Service Commission and the Alabama Department of Public Safety have established state specific regulations for intrastate carriers and have adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under Alabama law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum insurance of $100,000/ $300,000 in liability coverage. Under Alabama law, motor carriers are required to maintain and retain for a period of one year accurate and true records showing total number of hours that each driver is on duty per day and the time at which the driver reports for, and is released from, duty each day. The Alabama Public Service Commission has ruled that certain commodities are exempt from the jurisdiction of the Commission by the Alabama Motor Carrier Act, including many agricultural commodities.
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.