Written on: March 17, 2021 by ICM
The Energy Marketers of America (EMA) reported that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has again extended and modified a regional Hours of Service waiver for the following states due to winter storms: Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia through March 31.
The emergency declaration applies to all states and jurisdictions listed above. The waiver covers all fuel deliveries (heating fuels, including propane, natural gas, and heating oil, and other fuel products, including gasoline) in the states and jurisdictions listed because they support the “emergency,” which in this case is maintaining adequate fuel distribution in those areas.
The FMCSA waiver covers interstate shipment of fuel in and out of the states and jurisdictions listed in the waiver letter. The FMCSA waiver does not cover intrastate only shipments (deliveries that stay within the boundaries of a single state).
State governors must issue waivers for intrastate shipments within their boundaries. State Governors typically issue such waivers as part of their Emergency Declaration, or when FMCSA waivers are put into effect. Most of these states have already issued intrastate HOS waivers. See the notice here.
Source: The Energy Marketers of America (EMA)