The city of Olive Branch is located in the northwestern tip of Mississippi and has a population of approximately 31,800 making it the ninth largest city in the state.Â Olive Branch is considered a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee.Â Olive Branch is home to Desoto Center: Olive Branch Campus.Â US 78 is the main trucking route that runs through Olive Branch.Â US 78 is an east-west highway that runs from Memphis, Tennessee to Charleston, South Carolina.Â In Mississippi, US 78 runs south from the northwestern tip of the state eastward towards Alabama.Â US 78 passes through Olive Branch, Holly Springs, Myrtle, Blue Springs, Tupelo and Fulton before entering into Alabama.Â Tupelo Regional Airport and Memphis International Airport provide air services to Olive Branch.
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.