The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Southern Service Center and Western Service Center issued a Regional Emergency Declaration effective August 24, 2020 in response to Tropical Storms or Hurricanes Laura and Marco for Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
Governor Tate Reeves of Mississippi executed an emergency declaration that waives hours of service requirements in response to tropical storms Laura and Marco. 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 Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its annual representative average costs for five different residential energy sources. The five sources are electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating oil, propane and kerosene. The costs will become effective September 14, 2020 and are used to determine the estimated annual operating costs of appliances and products covered by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has created an installment deferral option for Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) borrowers. FSA is offering a one-time annual installment deferral option to aid borrowers during the pandemic and to meet other agriculture production challenges.
Last week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced they are extending a previous exemption related to the security threat assessment for renewal of commercial drivers’ hazardous materials endorsement (HME). The original exemption was issued April 8, 2020 and scheduled to expire July 31, 2020. That exemption allowed states to extend by up to 180 days the […]
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles executed an emergency declaration and Hours of Service Waiver for Connecticut in response to Tropical Storm Isaias. The declaration waives hours of service requirements for the transportation of diesel fuel, heating oil, kerosene, propane and gasoline.