The city of Sandy Springs is located directly north of Atlanta. It is the eighth largest city in Georgia and the third largest city in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area with a population of approximately 85,600. Sandy Springs does not have any colleges or universities within its borders but has six large colleges in a fifteen miles radius. US 19 is the main trucking route that runs through Sandy Springs although Sandy Springs is also located on Interstate 285 (I-285) which circles the entire perimeter of Atlanta. US 19 runs north to south and travels through Blairsville, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, Griffin and Albany to Florida. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport provides air services to Sandy Springs.
Recent Truck Accidents in the Area
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. Georgia also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the state of Georgia and do not cross state lines. By statute, Georgia has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under Georgia law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum insurance of $100,000/ $300,000 in liability coverage. Georgia also has a special exemption for logging trucks from many regulations applicable to other commercial vehicles.
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.