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Declarations of Emergency/Waivers Issued
 

Emergency Declaration for California and Nevada

On March 2, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Western Service Center issued an emergency declaration, including waiving hours of service, for drivers “providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting heating fuel, including propane, natural gas and heating oil.”  The waiver was issued in response to severe winter weather experienced by the region. The waiver is in effect until April 1, 2018. 

A link to the waiver is here. 

Kentucky

On March 1, 2018, Kentucky waiver hours of service for drivers transporting “petroleum and petroleum products” due to inclement weather. The order is in effect until March 20, 2018. 

A link to the order is here.

FMCSA Extends Regional Declaration of Emergency for FL, PR, USVI

On January 4, FMCSA extended its emergency declaration, including waiving hours of service requirements and other related regulations, for Florida, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The extension “addresses ongoing emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transporting of supplies and equipment” in the affected states. The declaration is now in effect through March 8, 2018. 

A link to the extension is here.

Texas

On January 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended its previously-issued Regional Declaration of Emergency for the State of Texas due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Specifically, the declaration waives hours of service requirements for drivers “providing direct assistance to the emergency.” The waiver is in effect through March 22, 2018. 

A link to the waiver is here