Effective May 4, 2017 to June 3, 2017
In response to severe spring storms causing massive flooding, the Missouri Department of Public Safety has issued an emergency declaration to waive certain federal regulations under the authority of 49 CFR 390.23, for carriers who participate in emergency relief efforts.
While this declaration is in effect, participating carriers are relieved from compliance with 49 CFR parts 395 (hours of service regulations).
Carriers may benefit from the waiver while under load and when returning either empty or with loads directly related to the emergency relief efforts.
Carriers should carry a copy of the declaration in the vehicle while operating in response to the relief efforts.
NONE of the emergency provisions apply to carriers who are not directly involved in the emergency relief efforts or delivery of essential services or supplies.
Carriers must read and understand the attached emergency declaration. In the event this note contradicts any information in the declaration, the declaration language shall rule.