Headed East!

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Sambo's Comment
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So, looks like I'm about to head toward the east coast. Had a run from ca to phoenix, then from tempe to carthage, and now from carthage to Atlanta, my next taking me from Union city to deerfield beach, FL.

Any special advice for driving in Florida? Thought I seen somewhere where the toll booths or weigh stations or something like that were different in fl.?

Anything out of the ordinary going on there?

Old School's Comment
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You are going to get pulled into the weigh stations and the Ag inspection stations fairly regularly. They don't give you a pass at those Ag stations, at least I'm always getting a red light on my pre-pass.

Once when I was down there I was heading back out of the state with an empty flat-bed trailer. I got pulled into one of those Ag inspection stations and pulled up to the window and the highly intelligent person whose salary is paid from yours and my taxes, asked me "What are you hauling?" Astonished, I stuck my head out the window and looked back at my trailer, just to make sure before I told him I was empty. I almost wanted to be funny and tell him I was hauling "sailboat fuel," but I was afraid he might want to know why I didn't have it placarded? confused.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sambo's Comment
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Lol, or a load of blinker fluid. Or maybe some tire air freshener.

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Rob S.'s Comment
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How about a load of fresh air from Wyoming. You're right about the placards. Probably didn't have the load secured right either.

Fire-Man's Comment
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Once when I was down there I was heading back out of the state with an empty flat-bed trailer. I got pulled into one of those Ag inspection stations and pulled up to the window and the highly intelligent person whose salary is paid from yours and my taxes, asked me "What are you hauling?" Astonished, I stuck my head out the window and looked back at my trailer, just to make sure before I told him I was empty.

Had this exact same thing happen to me a couple years back just outside Jacksonville. I'm just glad the guy never looked up at me for the answer. Elsewise, I'd probably still be picking up my teeth. 😁

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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