The city of Southaven is located in the northwestern tip of Mississippi and is considered a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee. Southaven has a population of approximately 44,000 making it the fifth largest city in the state.Â Southaven is home to the University of Mississippi: Desoto and Northwest Mississippi Community College.Â Interstate 55 (I-55), US 61, and US 51 are the main trucking routes running through this city.Â I-55 runs north to south from Illinois to Louisiana.Â In Mississippi I-55 travels through Southaven, Courtland, Goodman, Madison, Jackson and Osyka before entering into Louisiana. US 61 runs along the western side of the state passing through Southaven, Lula, Arcola, Anguilla, Vicksburg, Fayette and Woodville.Â US 51 runs directly south parallel to I-55 throughout the whole state.Â US 51 travels through Southaven, Coldwater, Oakland, Durant, Pickins, Jackson and Osyka before entering Louisiana.Â Memphis International Airport provides air services to Southaven.
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.