The city of Wilmington is located in southeastern North Carolina and has a population of 101,400 making it the ninth largest city in the state. Wilmington is the county seat of New Hanover County. Wilmington is home to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Miller-Motte Technical College and Cape Fear Community College. Interstate 40 (I-40) and US 17 are the main trucking routes traveling into Wilmington. I-40 is the third longest east-west highway in the United States, running from California to Wilmington, North Carolina. In North Carolina, I-40 travels through Asheville, Morganton, Statesville, Greensboro, High Point, Cary, Raleigh and Wallace and ends in Wilmington. US 17 travels from Virginia to Florida. In North Carolina, US 17 runs through Elizabeth City, Jacksonville, Holly Ridge, Wilmington and Shallotte and continues running south into South Carolina. Wilmington North Carolina International Airport provides air services to Wilmington.
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North 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. North Carolina also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the State of North Carolina and do not cross state lines. The North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under North Carolina law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum liability insurance coverage in the amount of $750,000. Motor carriers of household goods and passengers are regulated by the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Motor carriers of general cargo are regulated by the International Registration Plan Unit. North Carolina has special exemptions for recreational vehicles, military equipment, fire and emergency vehicles and certain farm 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.