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Florida Hazmat driver’s license

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Florida law requires anyone transporting hazardous materials to get a HazMat endorsement on their license.  This endorsement requires a background check by the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Safety Administration.  You must fill out a DMV application and pay the fee of $91.  Your application and your fingerprints will be sent to TSA for…

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Hit-and-run with school bus

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Tampa police are looking for a driver who apparently drove around a fire truck, three passenger cars and then crashed into a school bus carrying special needs children the other afternoon – the man got out, looked at the damage, talked to witnesses, and fled the scene.  There were nine children on the bus; none…

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Semi-truck accident knocks down power lines

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Over 100 residents in Macon, Georgia were without power the other night when a semi-trailer truck got tangled on some electrical power lines and pulled them down, cutting off the power in the neighborhood for several hours.  Once the driver realized what had happened, he stopped the truck. The truck had a logo of a…

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Truck weigh stations

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Some information for Florida truck drivers - The Florida Department of Transportation announced that it will not build a truck weigh station along U. S. 1 in Flagler County.  The controversial station was going to be built to catch truckers exiting Interstate 95 to take U. S. 1 to avoid paying higher costs for hauling…

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Truck hits man while son watches

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A big-rig driver not paying attention failed to slow down near a roadside work crew. He backed into a tractor and killed a 47-year old man on Interstate 95, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The driver claimed someone tried to cut him off, but he could not substantiate his claim. The man’s son was working…

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