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Multi-State Waivers

FMCSA Waivers


FMCSA Regional Declaration of Emergency

On May 27, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a regional declaration of emergency waiving hours of service and other requirements due to Subtropical Storm Alberto. Specifically, FMCSA notes that the declaration is needed to respond to anticipated fuel shortages, “which will create a need for immediate transportation of fuel products, including gasoline, diesel fuels, kerosene, jet fuel, aviation fuel, aviation gasoline, propane and home heating oil.” 

States covered by this declaration include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. The declaration is in effect until June 27, 2018. 

A link to the waiver is here. 

FMCSA Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination 

On May 26, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a notice of enforcement discretion saying it would not enforce the Temporary Operating Authority Registration fee in order to facilitate emergency assistance related to the regional declaration of emergency issued on May 27, 2018. As such, drivers providing direct assistance to the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas related to the storm Alberto are generally covered under this notice. The fee waiver expires on June 27, 2018, when the regional declaration of emergency expires. 

A link to the fee waiver is here.

Waivers by State

Alabama

On May 25, 2018, the Governor of Alabama issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency and waiving hours of service requirements “as it relates to providing emergency or disaster related materials, supplies, goods and services.” The waiver applies only to drivers providing “direct assistance” and is in effect for 30 days. 

A link to the proclamation is here.  


Florida

On May 26, 2018, the Governor of Florida issued an executive order allowing for hours of service to be waived for drivers responding to emergency conditions created by Subtropical Storm Alberto. Pursuant to that executive order, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles waived hours of service requirements for vehicles “providing emergency relief.” The waiver is in effect for 30 days from the date of the executive order.

A link to the executive order is here.

A link to the hours of service waiver is here.

North Carolina 

On May 30, 2018, the Governor of North Carolina declared a state of emergency and waived hours of service requirements. The intent is to ease the transportation of “essential fuels, food, water, medical supplies, and feed for livestock and poultry.” The waiver is effective in the following counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Polk, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, and Wilkes. The waiver is in effect for 30 days.

A link to the executive order is here.

A link to the hours of service waiver is here.