Current Emergency Information by State (clickable):
SC State Ports Authority
We strongly encourage you to have copies of the appropriate orders in the cab of each truck operating under their permissions to aid in communication with roadside enforcement. Please remember to report your usage via the FMCSA portal's Emergency Declaration Reporting link.
SC Executive Order Details
SC Executive Order 2022-28
- Requirements relating to registration, permitting, length, width, weight, and load are suspended for commercial and utility vehicles traveling on non-interstate routes for up to one hundred twenty days (January 26th, 2023)
- For drivers and motor carrier providing direct assistance weight, height, length, and width for any such vehicle with five (5) weight bearing axles on highways or roadways maintained by the State of South Carolina shall not exceed, for continuous travel on all non-interstates, United States, and South Carolina designated routes, maximum dimensions of twelve (12) feet in width (except as provided below), thirteen (13) feet six (6) inches in height, and ninety thousand (90,000) pounds in gross weight. For those in excess of 8'6" in the National Network, please view the SCDOT OSOW Hurricane Ian permit here.
- This shall include commercial vehicles and operators of commercial vehicles transporting equipment, materials, or persons necessary for the restoration of utility services or debris removal and those transporting essential goods and products, such as food, water, medicine, medical supplies and equipment, fuels and petroleum products (to include fuel oil, diesel oil, gasoline, kerosene, propane, and liquid petroleum), livestock, poultry, feed for livestock and poultry, and crops and other agricultural products ready to be harvested (to include timber and wood chips).
FMCSA Regional Emergency Declaration 2022-013
- In accordance with 49 CFR § 390.23, this Emergency Declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until the end of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR § 390.5T) or until 11:59 P.M. (ET), October 28, 2022, whichever is earlier
- Motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency as set forth herein in the Affected States are granted emergency relief from 49 CFR § 395.3, maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles, and 49 CFR § 395.5, maximum driving time for passenger-carrying vehicles
FMCSA REGIONAL DECLARATION
REGIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION COVERING HOS FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF IN ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TENNESSEE FOR THOSE RESPONDING TO HURRICANE IAN
Affected States (Affected States) included in this Emergency Declaration are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
The Emergency Declaration provides regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations while providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting supplies, goods, equipment, and fuel into the Affected States, and transporting persons into and from the Affected States, or providing other assistance in the form of emergency services during the emergency related to Hurricane Ian in the Affected States.
By execution of this Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency in direct support of relief efforts related to the emergency as set out in this declaration are granted relief from 49 CFR § 395.3, maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles and 49 CFR § 395.5, maximum driving time for passenger-carrying vehicles, subject to the restrictions and conditions set forth herein.
Direct assistance means transportation and other relief services provided by a motor carrier or its driver(s) incident to the immediate restoration of essential supplies or essential services.
Direct assistance does not include transportation related to long-term rehabilitation of damaged physical infrastructure or routine commercial deliveries, including mixed loads with a nominal quantity of qualifying emergency relief added to obtain the benefits of this emergency declaration, after the initial threat to life and property has passed.