The city of Hattiesburg is located in southern Mississippi and has a population of approximately 52,000 making it the third largest city in the state. Hattiesburg is the county seat of Forrest County. Hattiesburg is home to the University of Southern Mississippi: Hattiesburg and William Cary University: Hattiesburg. Interstate 59 (I-59), US 49 and US 11 are the main trucking routes running through Hattiesburg. I-59 travels from Louisiana to Georgia. I-59 enters Mississippi in the southeastern corner of the state and runs northeast through Picayune, Purvis, Hattiesburg, Ellisville and Meridian before entering Alabama. US 49 branches off of US 61 in northern Mississippi and runs southeast through Schlater, Greenwood, Eden, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Florence and Wiggins, and ends in Gulfport, Mississippi. US 11 runs alongside I-59 from Picayune, Mississippi to Meridian. US 11 travels northeast passing through Purvis, Hattiesburg and Sandersville. Hattiesburg-Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport and Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport provide air services to Hattiesburg.
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. 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.