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FMCSA Issues Emergency Waiver In Response To Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

admin  -   11:15 am  -   May 10th, 2021

Once the driver has completed relief efforts and moves to normal operations, a 10-hour break is required when the driver's total operating time equals 14 hours.

The Emergency Declaration does not exempt drivers or carriers from the controlled substances and alcohol use and testing requirements (49 CFR Part 382), the commercial driver's license requirements (49 CFR Part 383), the financial responsibility (insurance) requirements (49 CFR Part 387), the hazardous material regulations (49 CFR Parts 100-180), or applicable vehicle size and weight requirements.

NEFI has reached out to regional and federal authorities on the matter and is monitoring the situation closely. We will keep members apprised of any future developments.