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Trucking Industry Lobbies Harder for Dangerous Trucking Legislation

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The American Trucking Associations spent nearly $400,000 lobbying the United States federal government from April 2011 to June 2011. Increasing its three-month lobbying budget by nearly $100,000, the ATA used its considerable bulk to pressure the federal government to support unsafe, and even deadly, trucking legislation that as an experienced truck accident attorney I believe…

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Truck weigh stations

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Some information for Florida truck drivers - The Florida Department of Transportation announced that it will not build a truck weigh station along U. S. 1 in Flagler County.  The controversial station was going to be built to catch truckers exiting Interstate 95 to take U. S. 1 to avoid paying higher costs for hauling…

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Florida rest stops for truckers and motorists

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Good news for truck drivers and all Florida motorists.  The Florida Department of Transportation operates 53 rest areas along Florida’s interstate highways.  These rest areas provide a comfortable, safe, and secure place for those traveling in Florida to stop and rest.  Most of rest areas are about 45 minutes apart from each other.  They give…

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Florida rest area information

Archives, Trucking Accidents

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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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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