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Tanker accident closes down U.S. Highway 27

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Recently a tanker truck and a dump truck collided on U.S. Highway 27 near Griffin Road, causing all lanes in both directions closed for several hours.  Paramedics airlifted one of the victims to a local hospital while the second victim went by ambulance to another hospital.    This accident is under investigation as to what…

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Trucker dies in North Florida

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Recently a trucker pulled off Interstate 95 near the St. Johns County line to check a problem with his tractor-trailer.  He was attempting to get back onto I-95 when he was hit from behind by another semi pulling onto the highway.  Florida Highway Patrols reports that the first truck pulled in front of the second…

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An overloaded truck can cause a severe accident

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Something for all commercial truck drivers to remember - A commercial truck carrying a heavy load can be dangerous on the road.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, did a study on overloaded vehicles.  They concluded that heavy trucks could pose a danger to other drivers –…

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Florida’s Office of Motor Carrier Compliance

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The Office of Motor Carrier Compliance was established by the Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Public Service Commission in 1980.   The goal of this office is to assist the Florida Department of Transportation in providing commercial vehicle safety and weight enforcement.  They work daily to reduce the number of commercial trucking accidents by…

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Big Rig hits retaining wall in North Miami

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Did you hear about the two 18-wheelers that crashed on a busy road near Interstate 95 in North Miami not too long ago?  After the impact, one of the trucks hit an interstate sign and then smashed into a retaining wall outside someone’s home.  Both drivers were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening…

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Fatal accident on U. S. 27

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Recently a trucker stopped his semi-truck in a northbound lane on Highway U.S. 27 in Clewiston, Florida.  The semi flipped on its side.  A witness said it sounded like a bomb going off.  Another trucker, stopped in front of the truck to see if he could help.   Another driver crashed directly into the disabled truck…

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18-wheeler involved in accident

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The Florida Highway Patrol recently investigated an accident involving a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler.  The passenger vehicle, carrying an adult woman and two children, did not stop at the end of Highways 164 and 29.  The woman driver drove directly into the path of the semi, causing the semi to run over the front…

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Share the Road Safely Program

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For those of you who are not familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Share the Road Safely Program, let me explain what it is.  The program gives commercial drivers an opportunity to set an example for other drivers to share the road safely.  It gives truck drivers an opportunity to improve their professional…

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Fed-Ex driver killed in Tampa accident

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Interstate 4 in Tampa was the scene of a fatal accident that killed a FedEx truck driver, recently.  The accident happened 85 miles south of Orlando and 280 miles north of Miami.  As the FedEx driver approached exit 301/92, a GMC truck’s tire flew into the path of the FedEx truck, causing the FedEx driver to lose control of his truck. …

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