The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is coordinating with the following states that have Declared Emergency Declarations. We recommend you check each State's Web site and search for "Issued Emergency Declarations" if you are interested in more details. For those carriers or drivers interested in providing services or who need to understand FMCSA regulations, the following applies.
- Federal Emergency Declarations by FMCSA
- Federal Emergency Declarations by FMCSA Service Centers
- State Emergency Declarations by State
Emergency Declaration Information
To provide vital supplies and transportation services to a disaster area in the United States, emergency declarations may be issued by the President, Governors of States, or FMCSA. These declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal safety regulations, including Hours of Service, for motor carriers and drivers engaged in specific aspects of the emergency relief effort. See 49 CFR 390.23 for the actual emergency regulation.
Relief from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations is limited to a maximum of 30 days, unless extended by FMCSA itself.
The information below reflects currently available relief:
- Drivers responding to provide "direct assistance" to an "emergency" meeting the definitions in 49 CFR 390.5 and declared by FMCSA or a governor, are exempt from applicable regulations in all States on their route to the emergency , even though those States may not be involved in the emergency or stated in the declaration of emergency.
- These exemptions, when in effect, only apply to 49 CFR Parts 390-399. They do NOT exempt drivers/carriers from the requirements relating to CDL, drug/alcohol, hazardous materials, size & weight, or State/Federal registration and tax requirements. (However, a Governor's Declaration may add some of those exemptions - read the declaration for details.)
- Even if an Emergency Declaration is still in effect, the emergency must be on-going and you must be providing direct emergency assistance in order to be exempt from safety regulations.
- The list of Emergency Declarations below may not be complete. Declarations may be in effect even if not listed here. Read the declaration itself for all details.
- There is no requirement to carry a copy of the declaration in the vehicle unless stated so in the declaration itself.
- Drivers and carriers should coordinate with State emergency officials before providing assistance. State regulations regarding size and weight, permits, taxes, etc. may not have been waived.
- Even though safety regulations may be suspended, drivers and carriers are expected to use good judgment and not operate vehicles with fatigued or ill drivers, or under any conditions presenting a clear hazard to other motorists using the highways.
Eastern Service Center
|In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR 390.23, the Regional Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Eastern Service Center, hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration and an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration.|
*NOTE:This declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) or until 11 :59 P.M. (ET), October 6, 2017, whichever is less.
Eastern and Southern Service Center
Southern and Midwestern Service
|In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Regional Field Administrators for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Southern and Midwestern Service Centers, hereby declare that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration and an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration. Such emergency is in response to Hurricane Irma and its anticipated effects on people and property, including the immediate threat to human life or public welfare.||09/11/2017||This Notice will expire upon the expiration of the Regional Declaration of Emergency, including any future extensions.|
Western and Southern Service Center
|The Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Western Service Center and the Regional Field Administrator for FMCSA's Southern Service Center hereby Regional Declaration of Emergency, and continuing the exemption granted in accordance with 49 CFR 390.23(a)(1) from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSA). |
*NOTE:This declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) or until 11:59 P.M. (ET), October 24, 20179 whichever is less
Western Service Center
|State of Alabama Order Of The Commissioner Of Revenue||09/06/2017||10/07/2017|
|Proclamation by The Governor 09-07-2017||09/01/2017||10/01/2017|
|Proclamation by The Governor||08/30/2017||09/29/2017|
|Governor Brown Issues Emergency Order to Help Response to Situation at Oroville Dam||02/12/2017||TBD|
|Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency: Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 28-9, until further notice.||03/13/2017||TBD|
|State Of Florida Executive order Number 17-235||09/04/2017||TBA|
|State of Florida Executive Order Number 17 -204||07/31/2017||09/31/2017|
|The State of Georgia Irma Executive Order 9-10-2017||09/10/2017||09/17/2017|
|The State of Georgia Irma Executive Order 9-7- 2017||09/08/2017||09/22/2017|
|Executive order the state of Georgia||08/30/2017||09/20/2017|
|State of Iowa Proclamation of Disaster Emergency||09/09/2017||11/08/2017|
|Executive Order 17-03 for Regional Emergency : : Conditional and Temporary Relief from Certain Motor Carrier Rules and Regulations||08/25/2017||09/24/2017|
|Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Secretary Official Order No. 110962||09/12/2017||09/27/2017|
|Commonwealth Of Kentucky Official Order No 110961||09/08/2017||09/27/2017|
|Commonwealth Of Kentucky Official Order No.110950: Declaration Of Emergency For Transport Of Petroleum As A Result Of Hurricane Harvey||08/31/2017||09/30/2017|
|Commonwealth Of Kentucky Official Order No.110944: Declaration Of Emergency For Damage Caused By Hurricane Harvey||08/28/2017||09/27/2017|
|State of Emergency- Tropical Strom Harvey||08/24/2017||09/22/2017|
|Waiver of IRP Requirements Hurricane Irma|
*NOTE:This waiver will remain in effect for the duration of the emergency or until 11:59 P.M.(ET),October 6, 2017, whichever is less.
|A Proclamation, May 1, 2017, State of Emergency in the State of Mississippi||05/01/2017||TBD|
|Executive Order The State Of Montana||09/01/2017||10/31/2017|
|State Of Montana - Executive Order No. 5- 2017||06/23/2017||TBD|
|State Of Nebraska Executive Order No 17-09||09/08/2017||09/30/2017|
|State of Nebraska Office of the Governor Lincoln Executive Order No. 17-03: Hours of Service||06/22/2017||TBD|
|State of New Jersey Administrative order 2017-02||09/07/2017||10/01/2017|
|Executive Order The State Of North Carolina-19||08/31/2017||09/30/2017|
|State of North Carolina 2017-EO12: Damage to a Main Transmission Line||07/27/2017||TBD|
|State of North Dakota Executive Order 2017- 08||07/12/2017||TBD|
|Executive Order of The Governor of Puerto Rico: Administrative Bulletin Number: OE-2017-047||09/17/2017||TBD|
|State of South Carolina Executive Order No. 2017-21|
*NOTE:(l) provisions of this Order affecting hours of service requirements shall take effect immediately and be in effect for 30 days, expiring midnight on October 6, 2017; (2) provisions of this Order affecting registration, permitting, length, width, weight, and load requirements shall be in effect for 120 days, expiring midnight of January 4, 2018.
|State of South Carolina Executive Order No. 2017-20||09/06/2017||TBD|
|State of South Carolina Executive Order No. 2017-19||08/31/2017||09/30/2017|
|State of South Carolina Executive Order No. 2017-18||08/31/2017||09/30/2017|
|EXECUTIVE ORDER 2017-06 WHEREAS, Widespread drought conditions, low humidity, and high temperatures have created serious peril for our state; and; ...||06/16/2017||12/16/2017|
|State of Tennessee Executive Order No 67||09/11/2017||11/08/2017|
|Proclamation Governor of the State of Texas||08/23/2017||TBD|
|Commonwealth of Virginia Executive Order 72-2017||09/07/2017||06/30/2018|
|Proclamation Governor of the State of Washington||09/02/2017||TBD|
|The State of Wisconsin Office of the Governor Executive Order #254||09/08/2017||This relief is valid for the duration of the motor carrier's assistance in the disaster relief effort or the duration of this Order, whichever is less; and|