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FMCSA relaxes rules for relief haulers to Oklahoma

Updated May 22, 2013
OK Tornado

Darrell L. Ruban, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Field Administrator, declared a regional emergency as of 10 a.m. EDT, May 21, 2013, for the state of Oklahoma following the May 20 tornado that cut a wide swath of destruction through the town of Moore and surrounding areas.

The declaration provides broad regulatory exemptions to CFR Parts 390-399 for truck carriers and operators providing emergency relief materials and services to Oklahoma customers. Drivers for motor carriers operating under the declaration must obtain and keep a copy of the declaration in their possession. Carriers, drivers and vehicles currently under an out-of-service order are not eligible for the exemption.

Download a copy of the declaration here.

The declaration will be in effect “for the duration of the emergency or 15 days (June 5, 2013), whichever is less.”

 

Overdrive editors have pinned a post to the top of the Facebook page readers can feel free to utilize as a place to share availability for relief efforts to Moore as the week goes by. Consider it an initial-response sort of sounding board to communicate to and about organizations that expect needing haulers in the coming weeks. 

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