In this section, you will find general information such as the CVE Mission, CVE History, Covered Farm Vehicles, Unified Carrier Registration as well as various Manuals and Forms. Within the Florida Highway Patrol resides the Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. The Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) is the Governor’s designated lead agency responsible for commercial vehicle operations in Florida.
Florida Highway Patrol
Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
Current Florida Statutes gives any CVE Trooper the authority to require the driver of any commercial vehicle operated to stop and submit to an inspection and enforce the traffic laws of this state with an emphasis on violations committed by commercial vehicles.
In this section, you will find information on New Entrant Safety Audits and Compliance Investigations. New Entrant Safety Audits are educational audits used by the Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement to make sure new carriers understand the regulations and have adequate safety management controls in place. After this initial audit is complete, carriers should continue to be prepared for additional audits, known as compliance reviews, which can occur at any point in a motor carrier’s career. These compliance reviews are conducted onsite at the carrier’s principal place of business and are more detailed and comprehensive than the New Entrant Safety Audit.
In this section, you will find information on Citations and DataQ’s. If you receive a Commercial Motor Vehicle Citation, which is also known as Uniform Commercial Citation (UCC), you have the option to protest this civil penalty with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board. During this protest or appeal process, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board may cancel, modify or sustain such penalty. The Review Board will not hear a protest unless the penalty has been timely paid. The DataQ system is used to fixed incorrect or duplicated information in the FMCSA database and is most commonly used to request the removal or correction of violations incurred during roadside inspections.
In this section, you will find Federal and State Emergency Declarations. To provide vital supplies and transportation services to a disaster area in the United States, emergency declarations may be issued by the President, Governors of States, or FMCSA. These declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal safety regulations, including Hours of Service, for motor carriers and drivers engaged in specific aspects of the emergency relief effort.