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Emergency Waivers Issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for Cold Weather

Posted by Genie Wood on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 @ 07:06 PM

Due to cold weather conditions and gas shortages, earlier this month the New Hampshire governor extended the waiver of certain Federal trucking regulations, with the extended deadline being January 11. The original waiver was supposed to last until the end of December.

Several states, including Colorado, Maine, Mississippi, New Jersey, and more, also extended temporary waivers. These waivers allowed certain Federal regulations, such as hours of service restrictions, to be temporarily suspended for drivers involved in emergency relief efforts. While the waivers issued typically only applied to 49 CFR Parts 390-399, the waivers could be extended to other carriers and regulations by a Governor’s Declaration.

Especially during busy months and times, such as this, when emergency transportation services are needed, keeping your trucking company operating and financially viable is critical. When you are in need of cash due to unpaid service bills, our factoring team at TBS Factoring can help. Call 800-207-7661 to discuss your financial needs with us and find out how we can help.  

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