Application Forms and Information - DACS-01281 (2.89MB )
To facilitate movement of commercial highway traffic, the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement continues a public/private partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation and private enterprise, to provide commercial carriers with the PrePass ™ electronic identifier. This system allows certified vehicles to bypass interdiction stations, reducing station traffic, and allowing Department officers to concentrate their efforts on specific carriers of agricultural, horticultural, aquacultural, and livestock commodities. Currently, electronic Pre-Pass is located at all interstate interdiction stations.
PrePass is an automatic vehicle identification (AVI) system which allows participating transponder-equipped commercial vehicles to bypass designated agricultural interdiction facilities. Cleared vehicles may proceed at highway speed, eliminating the need to stop, which means greater efficiency for shippers and improved safety for all highway users.
Participating vehicles are pre-certified. Carrier's credentials are routinely verified with state & federal agencies. Information collected at PrePass sites is confidential and used only at the time of bypass. The Board of Directors for PrePass guarantees data protection and privacy. The AVI antenna communicates bypass status to the driver. If credentials are satisfactory, a green light and audible signal from the PrePass transponder advise the driver to bypass the interdiction station. Otherwise a red light and audible signal advise the driver to pull into the station for inspection.
There are many benefits to participating in this program:
- Fuel- Saves roughly one half-gallon with each successful bypass
- Hourly wages- Shortens drive time and reduces overtime
- Maintenance- Reduces parts wear and tear due to decreased braking and acceleration
- Safety- Compliance improvements in hours of service; Decreased exposure to highway backup; Decreased risk from merging on and off freeways
For further information and application forms, click on the following link or contact us by telephoning (386) 963-1455 or (850) 245-1300; writing the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 406, White Springs, Florida 32096; or Harold.Barry@freshfromflorida.com.
For further information on Commercial Vehicle Regulatory Agencies in Florida, visit the Florida Trucking Information website at www.FloridaTruckingInfo.com.