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Florida rest area information

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Most semi-truck drivers drive long hours, carrying heavy loads.  When they travel through the State of Florida, they require a rest time to sleep or just to take a break from behind the wheel.  The Florida Department of Transportations offers 53 rest areas providing a safe, secure and comfortable place for truckers and other travelers…

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Semi overturns in Jacksonville

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Motorists driving on I-95 near Kings Road recently witnessed an overturned semi-truck.  The truck was transporting about $500,000 worth of shrimp.  The flipped truck blocked the westbound lanes of kings Road and the off-ramp from I-95.   The Jacksonville Fire Department and Rescue Haz Mat crews were on the scene.  The accident is being investigated…

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Commercial trucks on the highways

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Florida roads have commercial trucks on them all day long.  Someone asked what dangers are associated with these trucks on the roads.  Let me summarize for you.   Big-rigs or semi-trucks require a greater stopping distance than passenger cars.  If a car is following too closely and the truck needs to stop quickly, the car…

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Tanker overturns in Miami Gardens

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Those out for a recent Sunday afternoon drive probably heard about the tanker truck that overturned, shutting down several Florida highways for hours and interrupting service on the Tri-Rail commuter rail line.   The accident happened on Interstate 95 in Dade County, not far from West Palm Beach.  It took place in a traffic area…

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18-wheeler crash in Daytona Beach

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A passenger car and a 18-wheeler were involved in a crash on the westbound Interstate 4 in Daytona Beach recently.  Reports state the vehicle struck the 18-wheeler, causing 25 gallons of diesel fuel to spill on the interstate.  A woman and her husband were in the vehicle.   Daytona Beach rescue crews transported the woman to…

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Three semi-trucks crash in Clewiston

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The Florida Highway Patrol reported recently that a crash early one morning involving three semi-trucks on US-27 in Clewiston killed one man and injured another one.   It seems one trucker, stopped his semi to check his tire.  A second trucker, stopped to help.  A third driver, 44-year old truck driver, came along and could…

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