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.
Carriers transporting supplies, goods, equipment and fuel, or providing other assistance in the form of emergency services during the emergency related to Hurricane Ida, into the affected states can operate under the exemption.
The declaration is effective through the end of the emergency, or through Sept. 28, whichever is sooner.
Full text of the declaration can be found here: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/