The city of Greenville is located along the western border of Mississippi and has a population of approximately 35,800 making it the eighth largest city in the state.Â Greenville is the county seat of Washington County.Â US 82 is the main trucking route running through this city.Â US 82 is an east-west highway that travels from Alamogordo, New Mexico to Brunswick, Georgia.Â In Mississippi, US 82 runs across the northern half of Mississippi through Greenville, Indianola, Greenwood, Starkville and Columbus and continues traveling east into Alabama.Â Mid Delta Regional Airport provides air services to Greenville.
Recent Truck Accidents in the Area
April 19, 2001 – A pick-up truck had slowed for a farm tractor when it was rear-ended by a log truck. Passengers of the pick-up were air lifted to a hospital, and the log truck driver has been charged with failure to reduce speed.
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. Mississippi also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the State of Mississippi and do not cross state lines. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under Mississippi law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum liability insurance coverage in the amount of $750,000.
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.