Florida maintains trucking safety on its highways
Material limits for truckers are a constant battle in fleet management, as they try to ship as much as possible within regulations. During Roadcheck 2011, Florida law enforcement is making sure these qualifications are met by the trucking industry to keep all drivers secure on the road, reports news channel WINK-TV in southwest Florida.
Scales are embedded in the road at certain checkpoints along the highway, so truckers can drive over them to check if their total weigh is legal. Some are also checked for the hours spent on the road. Florida's state law allows for 11 hours a day of driving.
The Office of Motor Carrier Compliance, which is in charge of the procedures, plans to cite those who do not comply with the guidelines.
Sergeant Smalley understands the pressures of the road and says he only wants to keep trucking safety the main goal.
"It's no fun to put vehicles out of service because you know we're affecting a company in some way," Smalley told the news source. "But with that said, we can't have unsafe vehicles on the road as well as unsafe drivers."
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Material limits for truckers are a constant battle in fleet management, as they try to ship as much as possible within regulations.