The Western Service Center of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an Hours of Service waiver for California and Nevada effective immediately through the duration of the emergency or April 1, 2018.
Drivers should comply with the portions of 49 C.F.R. 395 related to the preparation, retention, and accuracy of a driver’s record of duty status (RODS). Drivers should note “Emergency Declaration” in the remarks section of the RODS to identify that their operation is in direct assistance to the emergency relief.
Drivers operating under the Hours of Service waiver should have a copy of the declaration in their possession.