The city of Fayetteville is located in south central North Carolina and has a population of approximately 198,000 making it the sixth largest city in the state. Fayetteville is the county seat of Cumberland County. Fayetteville is home to Fayetteville State University, Methodist University and Fayetteville Technical Community College. Interstate 95 (I-95) and US 401 are the main trucking routes running through Fayetteville. I-95 is the main highway on the east coast of the United States traveling from Maine to Florida. In North Carolina, I-95 enters the state from Virginia in the northeast portion of the state and travels southwest through Wilson, Smithfield, Fayetteville and Rowland and continues south into South Carolina. US 401 travels southwest through Louisburg, Raleigh, Fayetteville and Laurinburg. Fayetteville Regional Airport provides air services to Fayetteville.
Recent Truck Accidents in the Area
North Carolina Law
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. North Carolina also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the State of North Carolina and do not cross state lines. The North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under North Carolina law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum liability insurance coverage in the amount of $750,000. Motor carriers of household goods and passengers are regulated by the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Motor carriers of general cargo are regulated by the International Registration Plan Unit. North Carolina has special exemptions for recreational vehicles, military equipment, fire and emergency vehicles and certain farm 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.