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Florida Trucking Regulations

Dedicated Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Orlando

At Todd Miner Law, we are dedicated to meeting clients’ legal needs. Our Orlando truck accident lawyers have provided compassionate representation to clients injured in commercial truck accidents. With a thorough knowledge of Florida’s commercial trucking regulations, our firm can discuss your situation and provide informative, personal services. We can investigate your accident, gather evidence, file and handle your claim against the trucking company and their insurance company. and represent you in court as you seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

What You Need to Know About Florida’s Trucking Regulations

The state of Florida imposes regulations on the commercial trucking business, in addition to federal laws. It is important to know and obey federal and state regulations while driving a commercial truck to increase your safety and the safety of those around you. The Florida Highway Patrol Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (OCVE) and the Florida Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Size and Weight enforce the regulations.

Florida trucking regulations cover:

  • Size and weight of the truck
  • Oversize and overweight permits
  • Commercial licenses
  • Transportation of hazardous materials
  • Registration
  • Insurance
  • Driver safety examinations
  • Inspection procedures

Florida requires drivers to obey individual load limit signs on roads and bridges. Maximum size and weight limits for commercial trucks include a gross weight of 88,000 pounds (in certain conditions), a width of 8 ½ feet, a height of 13 ½ feet, and a maximum overhang in the front of 3 feet. Florida allows a 10% scale tolerance, meaning your truck must be within 10% of the weight limit on the scale to pass.

Oversize/overweight permits are issued to cover travel from a specific point of departure to a specific destination. Blanket permits may also be issued if you need to take multiple trips, but they do not last longer than 12 months. These permits allow the transportation of commercial trucks that exceed the maximum height, weight, width, and length of Florida’s regulations.

Safety Regulations & Inspection Procedures

Drivers of commercial trucks must have a commercial trucking license. They must also abide by seatbelt laws, record their duty status in a log book, and drive responsibly. If a truck is transporting hazardous materials, the items must be properly packaged, registered, marked, and secured. Drivers of trucks carrying hazardous materials must also have shipping papers for the items, as well as proper training and emergency response information.

Safety inspections are performed by an OCVE law enforcement officer or other authorized agent. These inspections cover the driver’s responsibilities, as well as the truck’s status to ensure the safety of the vehicle. If a violation is found, Florida allows 15 days to make necessary changes and repairs before the truck may continue its passage.

Passionate Representation for Truck Accident Victims

Todd Miner Law has decades of experience representing clients injured in commercial truck accidents. Our attorneys stay up-to-date on federal and state trucking regulations, and we can answer your questions from start to finish. We know each case is different, and our compassionate team can work with you to determine a course of action.

For quality representation in Florida, call our Orlando truck accident attorneys today at (407) 269-5877. We offer free consultations for your convenience.

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  • Wheelchair Accident - Fall into 5-Foot Hole $4,500,000
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