Effective September 11, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (‘FMSCA”) issued a Regional Emergency Declaration for motor carriers and drivers helping in emergency relief efforts in various states that have the potential to be heavily impacted by Hurricane Florence. These states include: Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The declaration provides a broad exemption from the requirements of 49 C.F.R parts 390 through 399 for commercial vehicles transporting supplies such as fuel and equipment. The declaration also includes transporting individuals out of unsafe jurisdictions.
The International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has a special relationship with Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary (Scopelitis), a law firm specializing in transportation legal issues. Through this special relationship, Scopelitis lawyers help IRTA members understand if they need legal assistance with their transportation challenges at no cost. If it is determined that legal assistance is needed, IRTA members will receive a 10% discount on Scopelitis rates if they decide to use them as their legal representation. Learn more.
To view the FMCSA’s press release and for additional details about the Declaration, click here. If you have questions about the scope of the Declaration or its exemptions, contact Scopelitis attorneys Tim Wiseman or Brandon Wiseman.
Published September 14th,2018.