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Merlbourne, Fla.— In anticipation of the 4th of July weekend the following updates have been released by the state’s administration regarding motorists in or entering our state’s limits and other modifications.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a nationwide Waiver in response to the COVID-19 National Emergency for States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles that will be in effect from July 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020. Important Enforcement Points contained in the FMCSA Waiver:

Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLP) that were valid on February 29, 2020, but expired on or after March 1, 2020, have validity extended until September 30, 2020.

Drivers with evidence of a medical examiner’s certificate and any required medical variance that was valid on February 29, 2020 and expired on or after March 1, 2020, shall not be cited for failure to maintain medical examiner’s certificate through September 30, 2020.

The FMCSA waiver applies to CDL’s and CLP’s issued by all United States jurisdictions.

FMCSA also continues to recognize the validity of commercial driver’s licenses issued by Canadian Provinces and Territories and Licencias Federales de Conductor issued by the United Mexican States, when such jurisdictions issue a similar notice or declaration extending the validity date of the medical examiner’s certificate and/or validity of the corresponding commercial driver’s license due to interruption to government service resulting from COVID-19

For motorists entering Florida onI-95, The Florida Highway Patrol is assisting the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Department of Health (DOH) with checkpoint for motorists entering Florida on I-95. To assist the public, the Florida Department of Health has a COVID-19 Call Center to address questions regarding vehicle checkpoints. Please call 1-866-779-6121 for questions. To date, more than 43,300 traveler forms have been collected at the I-95 checkpoint.

FLHSMV Executive Director Rhodes has waived commercial truck hours of service regulations and other related regulations so that emergency supplies, equipment, commodities and resources can be moved more quickly and efficiently throughout the state.

Also, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), in partnership with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, launched a website to verify the identity of claimants who have been locked out of their CONNECT account, the online system for processing Reemployment Assistance claims. Individuals who were locked out of their CONNECT account have been notified and provided a direct link to verify their information so they can access their account.

Last but not least, Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation issued Informational Memorandum OIR-20-05M reminding insurers of applicable statutes regarding workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurers are expected to comply with all of the provisions of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law. The Office is also directing all insurers and other entities regulated by OIR to review and update their business continuity and/or continuity of operations plans. Companies are directed to immediately contact OIR if their continuity plans are activated and/or if business operations become compromised so it can work with insurers to avoid any disruption in consumer services.

Give us a call for a consultation (321) 329-5556 and one of our local truck insurance specialists will be more than happy to walk you through all of your options.

Hector Perez, Producer

Email Hector Call 407-203-7085

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Updated: Jul 2, 2020

Melbourne, Fla.—Amid the health emergency we are living in with the Covid-19 global pandemic, buying your meals from food trucks should not sound odd at all. It is actually one great way to remain physically distanced while still enjoy your favorite foods out.

Melbourne, Florida does not fall short of those, whether you like some popular choices like tacos, pizza or ice cream — or more sophisticated menus that make you feel you are eating just out of a fancy restaurant.

The following is a selection of ten highly recommended food trucks to enjoy during your stay in the Space Coast, be it for the next rocket launch, the beach or the many other reasons we Floridians have to visit beautiful Melbourne.

Taco Maniacs

TacoManiacs isa taco truck, meaning you're getting all those tacos on the go, all the more available to spice up your boring lunch routine. Do not attempt to leave without trying their famous street corn.

Bizzle’s Bistro

This trailer’s a must for street food connoisseurs across Central Florida. Don’t leave without trying their tender slices of beef brisket topped with smoky gouda cheese and pickled red onions all doused in Carolina vinegar and served on a Hawaiian sweet roll.

FM Pizza Oven

Operated from the cutest vintage truck equipped with a brick coal firing oven, firing up artisan style pies on the fly.

The Bearded Chef Trailer

The Bearded Chef offers a menu full of the very finest eats in Florida. They include vegan and vegetarian choices in their menu.

Weber Grille

This food truck offers a full menu of tasty eats on the streets, including Cuban sandwiches, available on a rotating basis for your enjoyment.

Danny Q

If you are up for fine BBQ, know that they're sticking to tried and true Southern barbecue cooking methods, slow smoking all meats to tender, juicy perfection.

El Fogón Venezuelan Grill

Their unfamiliar cuisine type is backed up with a myriad of signature meals you just won't find anywhere else, with imported spices and seasonings that give each meal an authentic stamp of approval.

PuRo SaboRico

Here, you'll feel like you're eating as they call it at "la cocina de abuela.” Choose from their specialty frituras menu, likes alcapurrias, bacalitos, empanadillas, and more. 

The list goes on and on, so grab your adventure gear and get out to the streets of Melbourne for a great foodie experience.

Interesting enough you may the idea to create one of your own.

At Melbourne Truck Insurance, we know what it takes to keep your food truck business protected for its continued success.

Businesses that commonly need food truck insurance include:

Mobile food trucks

Lunch trucks

Catering trucks

Concession trucks

Vending trucks

Ice Cream trucks

A basic food truck coverage includes the following:

Commercial Auto— An essential coverage for food trucks and trailers. Adding physical damage coverage to your policy also covers any permanently attached appliances and equipment.

General Liability— Protects your food truck business against financial liabilities that result from accidents for which you’re legally liable. This can include a customer becoming ill from contaminated food or being burned by hot food.

You may also want to consider to include a workers’ compensation policy to protect your employees if they become injured while at the job.

Give us a call for a consultation (321) 329-5556 and one of our local truck insurance specialists will be more than happy to walk you through all of your options.

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Melbourne, Fla.— On Wednesday, May 27th, at around 4:33 pm, Florida’s Space Coast will enliven its number one public attraction, with a historic milestone in human spaceflight as NASA prepares for #LaunchAmerica – the first flight into orbit of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011.

The mission, Demo-2, will send NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station from Kennedy Space Center this week, as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

Hurley will be the spacecraft commander for Demo-2 mission. He will be responsible for activities like the launch, landing, and recovery. He has completed two space shuttle flights, as he served as the pilot and lead robotics operator for both the STS‐127 in July 2009 and STS‐135 in July 2011. The latter flight was the final space shuttle mission.

Behnken, on the other hand, will be the joint operations commander for the mission. He will be responsible for activities like rendezvous, docking, and undocking. He has completed two space shuttle flights, as he flew STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-130 in February 2010. He performed three spacewalks during each mission.

Demo-2 will be SpaceX’s second spaceflight test of its Crew Dragon craft and its first test with astronauts aboard. This is the final test flight prior to NASA certification which will provide data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, the Crew Dragon and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, and landing operations.

Live video coverage and countdown commentary begins at 12:15 p.m. May 27, and can be watched on NASA TV, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.

At Melbourne Truck Insurance, we are truly excited to be part of this amazing community, filled with ingenuity, high technology, innovation, and amazing humans behind every part of this story, including the two astronauts who will sacrifice much of their normal way of life, for the good of the whole planet.

Events like the one taking place this week bring life to our business community, putting our Space Coast in the eye of the entire world. Everybody wins!

In times as challenging as the ones we’re living right now, with an economy threatened by a global pandemic which has put the world on lockdown, and slowed down consumer expenditures and confidence — this event is a big deal for our Central Florida region.

SpaceX aims to propel the U.S. into a historic new era of commercially led space exploration. No company has flown commercially developed hardware carrying humans and rendezvoused with the international space station. It is expected to be a resounding achievement for Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; its founder, Elon Musk; and a milestone for NASA.

Of course, we are happy to see businesses thrive in the area, and with that, happy to offer insurance solutions that will keep them well secured, and protected. Trucking and transportation are an essential part of these type of businesses and contractors. Providing services to government, and private companies who support the Space Coast’s role as a hub for technology, aviation and aerospace for the nation, is of utmost importance. Melbourne Truck Insurance has come to fulfill an impending demand in comercial, and transportation insurance solutions for different types of businesses in all categories.

If you own —or may be considering to start a business in Florida's Space Coast, Melbourne Truck Insurance  offers you insurance options that grow with your business. Compare the offerings from different insurance carriers, and save. Contact us for an initial consultation (321) 329-5556.

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