Tupelo, MS

The city of Tupelo is located in northeastern Mississippi and has a population of approximately 36,200 making it the seventh largest city in the state.  Tupelo is the county seat of Lee County.  Tupelo is home to satellite campuses of University of Mississippi, Itawamba Community College and the Mississippi University for Women.  US 45 and US 78 are the main trucking routes traveling through Tupelo.  US 45 runs along the eastern side of Mississippi from Corinth to State Line, passing through Caledonia, Tupelo, Columbus, Macon, Scooba, Meridian and Quitman.  US 78 is an east-west highway that runs from Memphis, Tennessee to Charleston, South Carolina.  In Mississippi, US 78 runs south from the northwestern tip of the state eastward towards Alabama.  US 78 passes through Holly Springs, Myrtle, Blue Springs, Tupelo and Fulton before entering into Alabama.  Tupelo Regional Airport provides air services to this Tupelo.

Recent Truck Accidents in the Area

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Mississippi 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. 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.

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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