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Florida weigh stations are modern wonders. They have a sophisticated weigh-in-motion system that let’s you fly through them (unless, of course, you are overweight or one of the lucky few to be chosen for a random inspection). They use PrePass. If you don’t have PrePass or if you get the red light, you are likely to get the arrow for the bypass lane where the speed limit is usually 35 mph or even 45 mph. If you are directed to the static scale (where you have to stop to be weighed), their computers inform the officers inside what your exact weights- gross and axle- are.

Florida truck scales also generally have driver facilities including bathroom facilities and pay phones- Florida DOT says some of these facilities have showers available. They call them “comfort stations,” though we don’t know any drivers who are truly comfortable when parked in a weigh station.

According to Florida DOT, drivers who park in the weigh stations will NOT be hassled in any way. A driver can park without having to worry that a DOT officer is going to ask for his logbook or perform a vehicle inspection on his truck when he gets up. If, however, an officer notices an obvious violation- such as a flat tire or cracked rim, the driver will be notified after he gets up and will need to have repairs made.

All commercial vehicles are required to cross the weigh stations in Florida- no matter how small the vehicle is. Anyone renting a truck for personal use is not required to cross the scales, but the weigh masters suggest that rental trucks go ahead and exit at the weigh stations. The scale masters can’t tell whether a rental truck is being used commercially or not, so they may chase down a rental truck that passes by the scale without stopping. Generally, a rental truck that obeys the weigh station speed limit will be directed into the bypass lanes and return to the freeway.

PrePass trucks that receive a green light in Florida must still enter an open weigh station if they are pulling an oversize/overweight (even permitted) load.

In addition to weigh stations, Florida uses Agricultural Inspection Stations. These are normally a few miles before or after the weigh stations. Drivers with PrePass can be set up for preclearance (though you are required to stop if you have agriculture on- even if you get the green light).

If you do get pulled in to an agricultural check point, they will ask to see your bills or they will ask what you are hauling and where you came from. Depending on your answer they may choose to inspect your load to be sure you don’t have any contaminants that will affect Florida’s produce and exports.

All rental trucks and vehicles with trailers are required to pull into the agricultural inspections. Vehicles entering Florida will be prohibited from transporting citrus plants but other types of plants are allowed. Florida will require anyone transporting plants or livestock to fill out forms at the agricultural inspection. Florida will send inspectors to the final destination marked on the forms to inspect produce plants.

Florida is considered one of the most desirable destinations in the entire United States. Unfortunately for trucker, there isn’t much truck parking in any of the desirable locations! If you go to the Florida Keys, you should be able to find pull out areas to park. Other than that, you will have to find parking and take a cab to most of Florida’s vacation destinations. In many parts of the Florida coast line, trucks over a certain length are not allowed to park- and the length limit is far less than the average tractor trailer truck!

There are some interesting roads truckers can travel, however. The most notable is I 75 along the southern edge of Florida. Though I 75 is a north and south bound freeway, it runs directly east and west across Alligator Alley. This toll road has various rest areas and recreational parking areas where truckers can park without having to worry if there will be enough space. Along Alligator Alley, you can see alligators in the waterways alongside the freeway. It’s a bad idea to take your dog for a walk if there is water nearby along this stretch of roadway.

The Florida fuel tax rate is $0.29 per gallon of diesel fuel. Local and county governments can levy additional fuel taxes in their areas.

(Pensacola) – I 10 eb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
This scale was weighing trucks during the repairs to the bridge in Pensacola. They had the PrePass turned off and were pulling all trucks in to prevent any overweight trucks from crossing the damaged bridge. The bridge repairs have been completed on one side of the bridge and the scale is back to normal operations. They have the eastbound side of the bridge as a construction zone with two lanes of traffic both directions while they complete repairs on the west bound side of the bridge.

The drivers’ room phone number is 850-941-6031.

The agricultural inspection station is located just east of the Florida border west of the Pensacola weigh station. The ag check point does not have PrePass bypass set up. There is an Oasis Travel Center with a good restaurant at exit 53 in Alabama west of the Pensacola weigh station. There is a Fleet Travel Center at exit 5 east of the scales.

(Pensacola) – I 10 wb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
This scale was not being used during the bridge repairs in Pensacola. They were using a temporary scale located at the rest area in Milton east of Pensacola. he bridge repairs have been completed on one side of the bridge and the scale is back to normal operations. They have the eastbound side of the bridge as a construction zone with two lanes of traffic both directions while they complete repairs on the west bound side of the bridge. There is a Fleet Travel Center at exit 5 east of the Pensacola weigh station. There is an Oasis Travel Center at exit 53 in Alabama that has a good restaurant west of the truck scale.

(Wildwood) – I 75 nb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
Pilot truck stop at exit 341 north of the weigh station, TA and Pilot at exit 329 south of the Wildwood truck scale.

(Wildwood) – I 75 sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
The Wildwood weigh station south bound was closed until the beginning of April 2007. They tore down the old scale building and replaced it with a brand new one. The scale was inoperable during the construction. They tore down the new scale house will be better able to handle the modern computer systems that Florida uses. There have been no repairs or updates the the actual weigh scale. Pilot truck stop at exit 341 north of the Wildwood truck scale, TA and Pilot at exit 329 south of the scale.

(Lake City) – 441 nb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

(Lake City) – 441 sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Boulougna (Jacksonville) – 1 nb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Boulougna (Jacksonville) – 1 sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Branford 27 eb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Branford 27 wb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Bunnell (Palm Coast) – 1 nb sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
This weigh station is set off to the west side of route 1. South Bound trucks proceed to the entrance ramp. North bound trucks must go past the weigh station to the designated U-turn at Wellfield Road and come back south to enter the weigh station.

East Palatka (Palatka) – 17 nb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

East Palatka (Palatka) – 17 sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Flagler Beach (Palm Coast) – I 95 nb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a Loves Travel Center at exit 273 south of the Flagler Beach weigh station.

Flagler Beach (Palm Coast) – I 95 sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a Loves Travel Center at exit 273 south of the Flagler Beach weigh station.

Hopewell (Plant City) – 60 eb wb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
This is one weigh station located in the median between the east bound and west bound side of route 60. The Hopewell weigh station weighs trucks headed both east and west bound.

Jupiter I 95 NB Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
This weigh station is is a Super Coop location. Thank you to Ray M. for the information about this weigh station.

Lakeland (Plant City) – 92 eb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Lakeland (Plant City) – 92 wb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Macclenny 121 nb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
Thanks, Dwayne O, for letting us know that this scale is a “small shack with a digital display box inside type deal that’s usually closed late evning until the next morning and sometimes not open at all that’s only on the southbound side although if open northbounders have to make the dangerous cross traffic turn to cross them as well”

Macclenny 121 sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
Thanks, Dwayne O, for letting us know that this scale is a “small shack with a digital display box inside type deal that’s usually closed late evning until the next morning and sometimes not open at all that’s only on the southbound side although if open northbounders have to make the dangerous cross traffic turn to cross them as well”

Madison (Live Oak) – I 10 eb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
Exit 262 has a Jimmy’s Truck Stop west of the Madison weigh station. There is a Discount Diesel truck stop at exit 275 and a rest area at mile marker 293.5 east of the truck scales.

Madison (Live Oak) – I 10 wb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
Jimmy’s truck stop is at exit 262 west of the Madison weigh station. There is a rest are at mile marker 294 and a Discount Diesel truck stop at exit 275 east of the truck scales.

Martin (Hobe Sound) – 95 nb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
Thanks, Don G., for letting us know about this weigh station! According to the Florida Department of Transportation, this weigh station is in the final phase of being built.

7-11-09 update- according to message board member 379 Peterbilt, the Hobe Sound weigh station is open for business!

Old Town (Fanning Springs) – 19 nb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Old Town (Fanning Springs) – 19 sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Pensacola 90 eb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Pensacola 90 wb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales

Plantation Key (Islamorada) – 1 nb sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
This is one scale that weighs trucks in both directions. It is located on the northbound side of route 1.

Port Saint Lucie 95 SB Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
This weigh station is a Super Coop location. Thank you to Ray M. for the information about this truck scale.

Punta Gorda (Fort Meyers) – I 75 nb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
Watch out for the state patrol in the rest area at exit 161- one officer there likes to harass trucks for minor/questionable violations while they are parked there. Exit 139 has a Pilot and exit 131 has a rest area south of the Punta Gorda scale. Exit 161 has a rest area and a Pilot north of the weigh station.

Punta Gorda (Fort Meyers) – I 75 sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
Watch out for the state patrol in the rest area at exit 161. One officer there likes to harass truckers for questionable/minor violations while they are parked there. There is a Pilot and a rest area at exit 161 north of the Punta Gorda scale. There is a Pilot at exit 139 and a rest area at exit 131 south of the weigh station.

Seffner I 4 eb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
Thanks to Craig W. for letting us know the Plant City scales at mile marker 19 have been demolished! The new scales are in Seffner at mile marker 13. There is a Flying J truck stop and a TA Travel Center with a pay lot at exit 10. Good luck finding a spot at either truck stop.

Seffner I 4 wb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
Thanks to Craig W. for letting us know the Plant City scales at mile marker 19 have been demolished! The new scales are in Seffner at mile marker 13. There is a Flying J truck stop and a TA Travel Center with a pay lot at exit 10. Good luck finding a parking spot at either truck stop.

Sneads (Marianna) – I 10 eb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
TA and Pilot at exit 142 west of the Sneads scale and Flying J at exit 192 east of the weigh station.

Sneads (Marianna) – I 10 wb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a TA travel center and a Pilot truck stop at exit 142 west of the Sneads scale. There is a Flying J truck stop at exit 192 east of the weigh station.

White Springs (Lake City) – I 75 nb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
The agricultural inspection station is located about 3 miles north of the White Springs truck scale. There is a truck stop at exit 439 south of the weigh station.

White Springs (Lake City) – I 75 sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a Shell truck stop at exit 439 south of the White Springs weigh station.

Yulee 17 nb sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
This weigh station is set to the east side of route 17. It is used to check north bound and south bound truck traffic on route 17.

Yulee (Jacksonville north) – I 95 nb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
The agricultural inspection site associated with this weigh station is at mile marker 381. There are Cisco and Wilco truck stops at exit 1 in Georgia and a rest area at mile marker 378.5 in Florida north of the Yulee weigh station.

Yulee (Jacksonville north) – I 95 sb Florida Weigh Station Truck Scales
The agricultural inspection associated with this weigh station is at mile marker 381. There are a Cisco and a Wilco truck stop at exit 1 in Georgia and a rest area at mile marker 378.5 in Florida north of the Yulee truck scale.

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