HOS and Size/Weight Relief for Hurricane Irma

September 07, 2017

Governor McMaster has issued an executive order which waives HOS and Size & Weight requirements for motor carriers in preparation for Hurricane Irma. A copy of the Declaration is linked below.  

Also, the FMCSA has issued a regional waiver for motor carriers while providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting supplies and equipment into affected areas.  More information can be found here

Please know that during this response it is highly recommended, for fluid transportation, to maintain a copy of the declaration that the carrier is operating under, in the vehicle, as well as bill of lading type of paperwork to help support their response.  This will assist carriers/drivers with any questions or issues that may arise in the various states they may be traversing to respond to this emergency.