Murfreesboro, TN

The city of Murfreesboro is located in central Tennessee and has a population of approximately 101,700 making it the sixth largest city in the state. Murfreesboro is the county seat of Rutherford County and is home to Middle Tennessee State University, which is the largest undergraduate university in the state of Tennessee. Interstate 24 (I-24) and US 231 are the main trucking routes that run through Murfreesboro. I-24 is an interstate highway that travels southeast from Illinois to East Ridge, Tennessee. I-24 enters Tennessee in the northwest part of the state and runs diagonally southeast through Nashville, La Vergne, Murfreesboro, Bell Buckle and then into East Ridge where it ends. US 231 is a parallel route of US 31 that runs from St. John, Indiana to Panama City, Florida. US 231 enters Tennessee in the north central part of the state and travels south through Lebanon, Murfreesboro and Shelbyville before entering Alabama. Murfreesboro Municipal Airport provides air services to Murfreesboro.

Recent Truck Accidents in the Area

April 18, 2011 – Man driving a Volkswagen car intentionally rammed a semitruck. Volkswagen driver and passenger were injured, and the truck driver was not.

Tennessee 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. Tennessee also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the State of Tennessee and do not cross state lines. Tennessee has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under Tennessee law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum liability insurance coverage in the amount of $300,000 if the gross vehicle weight is 26,000 lbs or less and $750,000 if the vehicle weighs over 26,000 lbs.

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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