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FMCSA grants emergency declaration for 12 states

Winter storms in midwest, south, prompt action

Posted January 28, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended a regional emergency declaration in response to winter storms and anticipated heating and other fuel shortages in affected states.

States included in the emergency declaration are: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Vermont.

The declaration means motor carriers and drivers providing assistance relief efforts by transporting heating fuel including propane, natural gas and heating oil, and fuel products including gasoline are granted relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 federal regulations.

The declaration is in effect until February 2, 2019, or the duration of the emergency, whichever is less.

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