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EXTENSION OF REGIONAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY

On December 30, 2017, as a result of the effects of severe winter weather, including Winter Storms Frankie and Grayson, FMCSA issued a Regional Declaration of Emergency for the Affected States and jurisdictions. The Emergency Declaration was extended on January 10, 2018. Because emergency conditions have not abated, FMCSA is again extending the Emergency Declaration and associated regulatory relief in accordance with 49 CFR § 390.25. This extension of the Regional Declaration of Emergency addresses ongoing emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of heating fuel, including propane, natural gas, and heating oil, into and from the Affected States and jurisdictions and provides necessary relief.

Extension of Regional Declaration of Emergency USDOT

Emergency Declaration – 17-02 Frigid Temperatures

Effective December 29, 2017 through January 2, 2018

In response to frigid temperatures and the continued demand for fuel delivery, the Missouri Department of Public Safety has issued an emergency declaration to waive certain federal regulations under the authority of 49 C.F.R. § 390.23, for carriers who directly assist in emergency relief efforts by transporting fuels commonly used in the heating of residences, businesses, and other facilities.

While this declaration is in effect, participating carriers are relieved from compliance with title 49, part 395 of the Code of Federal Regulations (hours of service regulations).

Carriers may benefit from the waiver while under load and when returning either empty or with loads directly related transporting heating fuels.

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 through delivery of heating fuel.

Carriers must read and understand the Emergency Declaration 17-02. In the event this note contradicts any information in the declaration, the declaration language shall rule.

Emergency Declaration – Tropical Storm Harvey

26 State – Regional Declaration of Emergency – Signed – 08-31-2017

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017

Order Your Supplies By September 1st!

They toil under stressful, often harsh conditions, and they deserve a genuine, tangible display of appreciation. There’s no better way to say “Thank You” than by hosting a great appreciation event.
Here are the perfect items needed for your Driver Appreciation Event the week of September 10-16. Order these items and check out other items before it’s too late!

 

 

 

EMERGENCY DECLARATION 17-01

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.

Emergency Declaration

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TRUCKERS AGAINST TRAFFICKING

Thanks to Scott Marion, Motor Carrier Services Director Missouri Department of Transportation, for speaking to our Council of Safety Supervisors about Truckers Against Trafficking.  To those who were unable to attend, the presentation is available by clicking on the link: Truckers Against Trafficking Presentation.

 

EMERGENCY DECLARATION – Wildfire Relief

Wildfires in states west of Missouri are consuming large swaths of livestock pasture. As a result, livestock producers are in great need of animal feed. In order to streamline relief efforts, the Missouri Department of Transportation, at the request of Gov. Eric Greitens and in consultation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, is waiving travel time restrictions for those hauling oversize loads of hay in Missouri to one of the affected states.

The Emergency Declaration for the destination state can be downloaded and printed from the FMCSA website https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency  A copy of the permit must be carried with the load and will be recognized by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


Oversize permits are required of loads exceeding 8’6” in width. Through April 8, 2017, permits for overwide loads of hay will:

– Be issued free of charge

– Be issued up to 12’ wide (load length, height and weight must remain within legal limits)

– Allow travel during curfew hours and at night

These continuous movement oversize permits are only available to those hauling hay in direct response to disaster relief efforts.

Drivers must abide by all other permit regulations including the use of reflective oversize load signs and clearance lights instead of flags at the edges of loads when hauling at night or when visibility is less than 500 feet.

For assistance obtaining an oversize permit, carriers may contact MoDOT Motor Carrier Services at 1-800-877-8499 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

SANITARY TRANSPORTATION SEMINAR

For Motor Carriers – Shippers – Brokers

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SANITARY TRANSPORTATION FOR HUMAN AND ANIMAL FOOD SEMINAR