The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) updated the Emergency Declaration for motor carriers “providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.” The waiver is now in effect through December 31, 2020.
Governor Tate Reeves of Mississippi executed an emergency declaration that waives hours of service requirements in response to Tropical Storm/Hurricane Sally. The proclamation waives hours of service requirements for the areas affected by the storms and is in effect until the threat to public safety ceases.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Western Service Center issued a Regional Emergency Declaration effective September 10, 2020. On August 18-19, 2020, as a result of widespread wildfire activity and critical fire danger due to hot, dry windy conditions and dry thunderstorms, the Governors of the States of California, Oregon and Washington issued State declarations of emergency finding the conditions posed an imminent threat to the safety of persons and property. Because emergency conditions have not abated, FMCSA is extending the Emergency Declarations and associated regulatory relief. Affected States included in this Extension of the Emergency Declarations are: California, Oregon and Washington.
The Fall Board of Directors Meeting is Virtual – and Bigger and Bolder Than Ever! NPGA has moved all of the meetings online to allow you to participate safely and easily from anywhere. Please share this information with your co-workers – there is no charge for the events, but you must be an NPGA member to participate.
The global oil market has seen prices recover since the April low based on much improved market fundamentals and massive economic and financial support from monetary authorities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Mainland China. More is needed. Mainland China’s oil demand during the 3rd quarter 2020 will be higher compared to a year ago. At the global level August 2020 will be the 4th consecutive month of rising demand, 89% of the level one year ago. But the rate of demand is slowing, as expected.