FMCSA issues Emergency Declarations to address severe flooding
Posted March 26, 2019
Emergency Declarations have been declared in 16 states due to severe flooding, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced.
Under the declaration, motor carriers and drivers are granted emergency relief from hours-of-service rules in Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations. The declaration is effective through April 18.
Affected states include: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The declaration provides regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance to support emergency relief efforts transporting supplies, equipment, fuel, and people into and from the affected states or providing additional emergency relief.
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