Georgia Trucking Laws and Regulations

Intrastate motor carriers are regulated by the Motor Vehicle Compliance Division of the Department of Public Safety.

Some of the significant state laws affecting suits against motor carriers are:

Transportation Rules of Georgia Department of Public Safety

Rule 4-1-1.1
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are also minimum standard for intrastate motor carriers in Georgia.
O.C.G.A § 46-7-12
Georgia statute provides option of filing suit directly against insurers of motor carriers.
Jackson et al v. Sluder
(Ga. App., 2002). A motor carrier's insurer may be sued under the direct action statute in any county where the company has an agent or place of doing business, any county where such agent or place of doing business was located at the time the cause of action accrued or the contract was made, out of which the cause of action arose.
3 Unique Reasons to File Tractor Trailer Wreck Cases in Georgia.
Lawyers who handle interstate tractor trailer truck wreck cases anywhere in the United States know that there are often several venue options. Discussion of all the jurisdiction and venue issues is beyond the scope of this article. But if Georgia is on the list of venue options, here are three unique features that should be considered