Hurricane Ida prompts HOS relief for emergency haulers in six states

August 30, 2021

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Southern and Western Service Centers issued a Regional Emergency Declaration, suspending certain requirements of Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for certain carriers in six states affected by Hurricane Ida, which made landfall around midday Sunday along the southeastern Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm.

The declaration covers carriers and truck drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency related to Hurricane Ida in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. The declaration exempts these carriers and drivers from 49 CFR Part 395.3, maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles.