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Transportation is synonymous with Commercial Trucking, and Florida’s State and Federal highways are the backbone of the transportation system used by Florida’s trucking industry. In addition to the typical traffic control regulations that govern passenger vehicles, commercial trucks are subject to regulations governing safety, size and weight. The Department has primary responsibility for these regulations, and has adopted rules to implement its authority in this area under the Florida Transportation Code.
Commercial trucks are subject to safety regulations that govern the hours of service by the driver, maintenance and operation of the vehicle, weight limitations and dimensional limitations. The Department issues special permits for overweight and overdimensional loads, based on criteria in its rules. The Department conducts roadside inspection of trucks, including safety and weight inspections. The Department also conducts “terminal audits” to review maintenance and driver records at central locations.