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Port of Entry

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    Port of Entry
    Posted:July 1, 2016

    Florida will provide a Port of Entry for commercial carriers coming into the state. This will allow commercial carriers to purchase temporary operating registration permits at dedicated Weigh Stations, without being penalized. The Port of Entry is defined as "A designated location that allows drivers of commercial motor vehicles to purchase temporary registration permits necessary to operate legally within the state. The locations and the designated routes to such locations shall be determined by the Department of Transportation".

      Florida Interstate Port of Entry MapAs per F.S. 316.003(54) the following routes and locations are hereby defined as Port of Entry locations:

    • I-10: From the Alabama / Florida state line eastbound to the Pensacola Weigh Station (Mile Marker 4).
    • I-75: From the Georgia / Florida state line southbound to the White Springs Weigh Station (Mile Marker 450).
    • I-95: From the Georgia / Florida state line southbound to the Yulee Weigh Station (Mile Marker 376).
    • Temporary registration permits can be purchased at any of the three Weigh Stations listed above by contacting one of the approved wire service companies . Any commercial vehicle operating beyond these limits without the appropriate permits can be issued civil fines pursuant to F.S. 316.545. (Note: All overdimensional and overweight permits must be obtained before entering the state of Florida per F.S. 316.550.)

      View the 2016 Florida Statutes

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      The Florida Legislature will have to adopt the exemptions from the FAST Act Florida statutes in order for this operating to be legal in the state of Florida.

      View FAST Act Legislation.

      Semi-Trailer Length
      Effective July 1, 2016, Semi-trailer lengths are increased to 57 feet (without a permit), with a 41 foot (46 foot for motorsports) or less kingpin setting and under-ride protection per F.S. 316.515(3).