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FMCSA suspends HOS regs for winter storm relief haulers in 33 states, D.C.


Hours regs suspended in 33 states, D.C., for winter storm relief haulers
Truck drivers and carriers hauling various winter storm relief supplies in 33 states and Washington, D.C., are exempt from hours of service regulations following an emergency declaration issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Midwestern, Southern, and Western Service Centers.

Affected states and jurisdictions included in the waiver are: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Washington, D.C.

The emergency declaration provides for regulatory relief for carriers while providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts in the above states transporting supplies; goods; equipment; heating fuels including propane, natural gas, and heating oil; and other fuel products including gasoline.

The declaration is effective until the end of the emergency or through March 4, whichever is earlier.

Original article provided by:  https://www.ccjdigital.com/regulations/article/15063923/fmcsa-suspends-hos-regs-for-winter-storm-relief-haulers-in-33-states-dc