The city of Spartanburg is located in north central South Carolina and has a population of approximately 40,000 making it the seventh largest city in South Carolina. Spartanburg is the county seat of Spartanburg County. Spartanburg is home to Converse College, Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg Methodist College, University of South Carolina-Upstate Campus and Wofford College. Interstate 85 (I-85) and Interstate 26 (I-26) and US 29 and US 221 are the main trucking routes running through Spartanburg. I-85 travels southwest from Virginia to Alabama. In South Carolina, I-85 travels along the northwest part of the state from Blacksburg through Spartanburg, Greenville and Mauldin. I-26 runs southeast from Tennessee through Spartanburg, Columbia, Orangeburg, Summerville, and North Charleston into Charleston where it ends. US 29 travels through the northwestern tip of the state through Blacksburg, Spartanburg, Greer, Gainesville and Anderson. US 221 also runs through the northwestern part of the state. US 221 enters South Carolina in Chesnee and runs southwest through Spartanburg, Woodruff, Greenwood and Troy. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport provides air services to this city.
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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.
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