Vestavia Hills, AL

The city of Vestavia Hills is located in north central Alabama and has a population of approximately 24,500 making it the seventeenth largest city in Alabama. Vestavia Hills is a suburb of Birmingham. There are no colleges or universities located directly within this city, but Birmingham-Southern College, Jefferson State Community College, Lawson State Community College, Samford University, Southeastern Bible College and University of Alabama at Birmingham are all located in Birmingham, which is only a few miles away. Being a suburb of Birmingham, there are several main trucking routes that run through and around this city: Interstate 65 (I-65), Interstate 59 (I-59), Interstate 20 (I-20) and US 78. I-65 runs north to south from Indiana to Alabama. In Alabama I-65 travels through Athens, Kimberly, Birmingham, Hoover and Montgomery into Mobile where it meets Interstate 10 and ends. I-59 runs from Louisiana northeast to Alabama. I-59 passes through Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Fort Wayne before it runs into northwest Georgia. I-20 runs west from Georgia into Alabama and passes through Oxford and Leeds and into Birmingham where it meets and turns into I-59. US 78 travels east through Carbon Hill and Jasper before running through Birmingham and continues southeast towards Georgia. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport provides air services to Vestavia Hills.

Recent Truck Accidents in the Area

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Alabama 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. Alabama also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the State of Alabama and do not cross state lines. The Alabama Public Service Commission and the Alabama Department of Public Safety have established state specific regulations for intrastate carriers and have adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under Alabama law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum insurance of $100,000/ $300,000 in liability coverage. Under Alabama law, motor carriers are required to maintain and retain for a period of one year accurate and true records showing total number of hours that each driver is on duty per day and the time at which the driver reports for, and is released from, duty each day. The Alabama Public Service Commission has ruled that certain commodities are exempt from the jurisdiction of the Commission by the Alabama Motor Carrier Act, including many agricultural commodities.

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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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