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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

Archives, Trucking Accidents

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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Florida big rig statistics

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Are you aware that in a given year, Florida drivers are involved in more than 3,000 big rig accidents?  In the United States, there are over 50,000 large truck accidents with about 5,000 of those accidents involving fatalities (see the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website at http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov). In the fatal crashes, 39% were because…

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