FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Truck drivers delivering freight into or out of Florida ports now need registration cards and permits to complete their jobs.
The new rules apply not only to drivers who hold a Class A Commercial Drivers’ Licenses (CDLs) in that state, but also to out-of-state truckers who bring freight into or out of any of Florida’s 14 ports.
Also, if a driver goes to two or three different ports, separate background checks and photo identifications will be required at each.
The program, which took effect Jan. 1, was initiated by the Florida Legislature as an “anti-drug traffic” measure, and has since become security oriented following the events of Sept. 11.
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