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9/26/2008
SPECIAL REPORT: FMCSA extends rule suspensions for relief drivers

Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 – Because of the continuing fuel shortage emergency in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today issued a 10-day extension of temporary suspensions of certain federal safety regulations.

The temporary suspensions include hours-of-service rules for motor carriers and drivers engaged in specific aspects of the emergency relief effort in the southern states, excluding Arkansas and Virginia.

For details, see fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/disaster-relief.htm.

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