The Commonwealth of Virginia issued a waiver of hours of service regulations as well as other transportation requirements following the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency. The declaration is in response to relief efforts for public health concerns posed by COVID-19.
Governor John Carney of Delaware issued a declaration of emergency that includes a waiver of hours of service requirements for motor carriers. The declaration is in response to proactive and relief efforts for public health concerns posed by COVID-19.
Governor Henry McMaster of South Carolina issued a declaration of emergency that includes a waiver of hours of service requirements for motor carriers assisting with public health relief posed by COVID-19. The waiver also covers the transportation of essential goods and products, including propane.
Governor Eric Holcomb of the state of Indiana declared a state of emergency that includes an hours of service waiver for motor carriers delivering food, goods, and items to businesses and entities, and the delivery of items for emergency preparedness. The waiver is in effect from March 13, 2020 until April 5, 2020.
Governor Brian Kemp of the state of Georgia issued an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency and waiver of hours of service regulations. The waiver is limited to motor carriers providing direct assistance to relief efforts in responding to COVID-19.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an Emergency Declaration to waive hours of service requirements for the transportation of essential supplies. FMCSA specifies, “Direct assistance means transportation and other relief services provided by a motor carrier or its driver(s) incident to the immediate restoration of essential services, such as medical care, or essential supplies such as food, related to COVID-19 outbreaks during the emergency.”