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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 […]

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ELD Users Required to Carry Backup

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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 […]

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Emergency Declaration – Tropical Storm Harvey

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Interpretation and Enforcement Changes for Fuel Carrier Industry – UPDATE

The Missouri Highway Patrol Vehicle Enforcement Division has decided to hold off from enforcing the recent interpretation from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) changes how you placard a full load of diesel fuel, NA1993. In a recent response/interpretation from PHMSA they have alerted the industry of how 49 CFR 172.336 is being enforced.  […]

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FHWA Releases Compendium of Size and Weight Regulations

The Federal Highway Administration has released its Compilation of Existing State Truck Size and Weight Limit Laws. This publication was requested by Congress in 2012 in the MAP-21 highway bill. It is a compendium of state size and weight regulations, in effect on October 1, 2012, that allow vehicles operating on the National Highway System […]

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FMCSA Grace Period for Use of New Medical Report Forms and Certificates

The FMCSA 120-day grace period during which Medical Examiners were allowed to use either the current or the newly revised versions of the Medical Examination Report (MER) Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) was from December 22, 2015, until April 20, 2016. It’s official – only the new report forms and wallet cards can be used now!  Please […]

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FMCSA Lowers 2016 Random Drug Testing Rate to 25 Percent

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has announced it will lower the 2016 minimum random drug testing rate for commercial driver’s license holders to 25% from 50% annually. This significant announcement is the result, in large part, of ATA’s advocacy efforts.  ATA met with FMCSA on this issue early last year, helped gather relevant data, and […]

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