Wildfire relief haulers get hours waiver extended

October 16, 2020

Hours waiver extended for wildfire relief haulers in California, Oregon
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Western Service Center has extended the emergency declaration for wildfire relief haulers in California and Oregon, thus extending the hours of service waiver for qualifying truck drivers.

Declarations were first issued by the governors of each state in August, and FMCSA issued an extension to the state declarations on Sept. 10.

“Because conditions have not abated in these states, FMCSA is again extending the emergency declarations and associated regulatory relief,” the agency said.

The waiver applies to drivers providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting supplies, goods, equipment and fuel into the states, or providing other assistance in the form of emergency services during the wildfires.

The waiver is now effective through Nov. 19.