FMCSA waives HOS regs for carriers that haul emergency supplies to the states affected by a hurricane Dorian
Ten southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are included in an emergency declaration issued by trucking regulators as Hurricane Dorian approaches the east coast of Florida.- according to the article from the freightwaves.com and its author John Gallagher
“This Emergency Declaration addresses anticipated emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of supplies, equipment, fuel, and persons and provides necessary relief,” according to a bulletin issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on August 29.- Gallagher also wrote in his article.
Affected states included in the order are -Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also included in the order are U.S. territories Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The order will exempt trucking companies and owner-operators from the agency’s hours-of-service (HOS) regulations to give available freight capacity more flexibility to provide supplies, equipment, and fuel in response to the storm.
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Source and credits: freightwaves.com / John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent and iTrucker / Mario Pawlowski