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Unread 02-25-2009, 06:37 AM
 
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Question Florida Turnpike Toll Rates for a Large rig

I have plans to travel from Ocala, Fl. to Key West, Fl. I would like to pick up the tollway out of Orlando down to Miami. I am driving a Freightliner truck pulling a 40 ft RV. Due to the multiple axles on this unit, I am wondering if anyone has had a similar situation and can give me an idea of estimated cost for the tolls.
I have considered #95 S, however, I am concerned about the congestion.
Thank you for your feedback.
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Unread 02-25-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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There is a toll calculator - Welcome to SunPass.com - where you indicate how many axles and it will tell you how much $$$. As for congestion, just avoid entering Miami during morning rush-hour, or exiting in evening rush. Otherwise, I-95 is a fast road. As for Key West, I'd call first, as parking is sometimes a challenge for a big truck. Good luck!
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Unread 02-26-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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You can take the turnpike down to about Ft. Pierce I believe, and after that the highways run practially parallel with each other and you can switch over to 95 to save money.
You're caution about congestion on 95 is worthy however. The turnpike goes all the way down to Homestead while 95 ends in Miami as I remember. The Key West highway will be a challenge for big rigs but truckers do it all the time so not that big of a deal.
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Unread 02-26-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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I got charged "overheight" rates on the PA turnpike because there was snow on top of my 13' 6" trailer. At least you won't have that problem in FL! (Sorry, my company has transponders for the FL Tpk, so I don't know what they charge us) I do concur with running the FL Tpk to Fort Peirce, then jumping on I-95 (yep, I-95 in Dade & Broward Co.s can get busy at rush hour.)
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