Meridian, MS

The city of Meridian is located in east central Mississippi near the Alabama border and has a population of approximately 38,200 making it the sixth largest city in the state. Meridian is the county seat of Lauderdale County. Meridian is home to Meridian Community College and Mississippi State University: Meridian Campus. Interstate 20 (I-20), Interstate 59 (I-59), US 11, US 45 and US 80 are the main trucking routes traveling through Meridian. I-20 is a major east-west highway running from Texas to South Carolina. In Mississippi, I-20 travels through Vicksburg, Clinton, Jackson, Brandon and Meridian and continues east into Alabama. I-59 travels from Louisiana to Georgia. I-59 enters Mississippi in the southeastern corner and runs northeast through Picayune, Purvis, Hattiesburg, Ellisville and Meridian before entering Alabama. US 11 runs parallel to I-59 from Picayune, Mississippi to Meridian. US 11 travels northeast passing through Purvis, Hattiesburg and Sandersville. US 80 runs parallel to I-20 east-west across the state. US 80 passes through Vicksburg, Clinton, Jackson, Brandon and Meridian before entering Alabama. US 45 runs along the eastern side of Mississippi from Corinth to State Line, passing through Caledonia, Columbus, Macon, Scooba, Meridian and Quitman. Meridian Regional Airport provides air services to Meridian.

Recent Truck Accidents in the Area

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Mississippi Law

Interstate trucking companies are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (“FMCSR”), 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.

Contact Us

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.

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