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Florida Trucking Regulations

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As a reminder, Florida trucking regulations govern commercial trucks; they ensure the safety of our Florida roads. Most drivers follow these regulations, but some do not. When this happens, accidents occur.

A few simple rules to follow – Drivers are allowed on the roads from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset. Trucks must be at least 300 feet behind another truck, except when passing. A truck more than 12 feet wide is considered to be an oversized truck. It must be accompanied by an escort vehicle. The escort vehicle should display the words, “Oversized Load” on it.

These are just a few of Florida’s trucking regulations. A violation of these or any Florida trucking rules constitutes negligence and will become a civil lawsuit. State rules are for the benefit of the truck driver’s safety and those around him or her on the roadways.


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