Trucking Accidents

Big-rig overturns in Jacksonville

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Traffic was at a standstill on Interstate 10 in Jacksonville the other afternoon for almost three hours - the westbound lanes were closed.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer crashed into a concrete barrier, a light pole, and then overturned. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital where he was listed in…

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Florida Trucking Association

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The mission of the Florida Trucking Association is to “serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry while promoting highway and driver safety and a healthy business environment.”  In addition, their vision is “to be the dynamic advocate and resource for Florida’s trucking and transportation industry.” Their values include to present a positive influence…

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Florida Safety Management Council

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The Florida Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council is made up of safety professionals.  Their #1 goal is to make trucking in Florida as safe as possible by providing public and industry awareness of the importance of trucking safety. All through the year, the FTA provides the communities with programs, which include Share the Road, Driver…

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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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