Crist lifts truck restrictions to aid in crop harvest


Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 8:19 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 8:19 a.m.

Gov. Charlie Crist lifted some restrictions on commercial trucks so that they can more quickly get crops most vulnerable to the cold weather to processing plants.

In an executive order issued Tuesday, Crist relaxed the weight, height, length and width restrictions for commercial vehicles carrying crops to processing sites.

The order was requested by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson who said that, "Florida's growers produce nearly all our nation's domestically produced fresh fruits and vegetables during the winter. There is much at stake, both for our state's farmers and for consumers all across the United States."

The order will remain in effect for two weeks.

For more information about restrictions for vehicles transporting crops on Florida's highways is available at www.Florida-Agriculture.com.

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