Truck Weight Order Expanded to Include Timber Products
On March 13, the Florida Department of Transportation announced the suspension of truck weights up to 95,000 pounds for divisible loads on any vehicles transporting emergency equipment, services, supplies, and necessary agricultural commodities for the purpose of COVID-19 Public Health emergency response.We are pleased to share that we have been successful in our efforts to expand the order and timber is now included as a necessary ag commodity. Read the enforcement bulletin here.
Each vehicle carrying this additional weight MUST carry a copy of the FDOT Emergency Road Use Permit letter and a Bridge Restriction Map in the cab of the truck at all times or be able to access them electronically upon request.
The permit letter, emergency order, executive order and applicable map based on your configuration may be obtained here via the FDOT website or by contacting the FDOT Permit Office at 850.410.5777.
The suspension is scheduled to end on April 12, 2020.
Many thanks to Governor DeSantis and Commissioner Fried for their support of expanding the order to include timber and for their work to make it happen!