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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…

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Speeding Florida trucks

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Something to remember - Being involved with a semi-truck on a Florida roadway can be a very serious accident.  However, being hit by a speeding semi-truck is not only dangerous, it can also result in serious injuries, such as spinal cord, head or back injuries and it can result in death. If you are involved…

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Tractor-trailer statistics

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Did you know that there are over 3,000 tractor-trailer accidents every year in Florida?  Many are because of driver negligence or fatigue.  Some are simply because of reckless driving, which includes speeding, failure to yield right of way, weaving in and out of lanes and just not paying attention. Because of the huge size of…

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Tallahassee big-rig accident

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 27-year old woman, was weaving in and out of the northbound lanes while driving the wrong way on US 27 late the other night.  A semi-truck driver, spotted the weaving car and swerved to avoid a head-on collision.  Unfortunately, they ended up side-swiping each other and both vehicles stopped…

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Fatal semi accident in Jacksonville

A Saturday morning in Jacksonville ended badly for a semi-truck driver and his passenger.  The truck driver and his passenger, were traveling on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10.  The road was wet.  The truck driver was changing lanes when his truck started slipping.  The semi turned over on the median, killing his passenger. The accident is…

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I-95 scene of 2 big rig accidents

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It was a hectic ride for those on Interstate 95 in St. Augustine the other morning.  A tractor-trailer rear-ended another tractor-trailer, causing two southbound lanes to be backed up for hours after diesel fuel spilled on the road.   Florida Highway Patrol said both trucks were moving at the time.  They are investigating the accident…

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Fatal big-rig accident in DeFuniak Springs, FL

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A passenger, 45-year old man, riding along in a tractor-trailer recently died when the driver lost control on Interstate 10 while making a turn.  As the truck started to veer off the highway, the driver over-corrected, causing the truck to overturn and crash into a tree. The passenger died at the scene.  The accident is under…

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