The city of Mount Pleasant is located in southeastern South Carolina with a population of approximately 65,000 making it the fifth largest city in the state. Interstate 26 (I-26) and US 17 are the main trucking routes running through this city. I-26 runs southeast from Tennessee through Columbia, Orangeburg, Summerville, North Charleston and Mount Pleasant into Charleston where it ends. US 17 is a north-south highway traveling from Virginia to Florida. In South Carolina, US 17 travels through Myrtle Beach, Georgetown, McClellanville Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant Regional Airport provides air services to this city.
Recent Truck Accidents in the Area
South 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. South Carolina also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the State of South Carolina and do not cross state lines. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is responsible for motor carrier safety and has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under South Carolina law, intrastate trucking companies must have liability coverage for personal injuries in the amount of $750,000 ($300,000 if the gross vehicle weight is less than 10,000 lbs.). The laws governing hours of service are different for intrastate drivers in South Carolina as compared to federal laws governing interstate drivers.
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.