Missouri waives HOS for truckers providing relief efforts

| 5/9/2007

To expedite relief efforts needed because of flooding and damaging storms in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa, an emergency declaration issued by the state of Missouri suspends enforcement of some regs in that state.

Truckers assisting in the relief efforts in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa who are hauling relief supplies and personnel won’t be subject to hours-of-service and a few other regs in Missouri – at least until Saturday, June 9.

The Missouri Motor Carrier Services Division of the Department of Transportation issued an emergency declaration May 9. The declaration waives the hours-of-service regulations; some aspects of regulations governing over-dimension/overweight loads; and fuel or trip permits for travel in Missouri.

Permits will be required for over-dimension and/or overweight loads.

The waiver applies both to trucks both under load and when returning empty. The waiver does not include protection for trucks not involved with the relief efforts.

For more information on the waiver, contact the Missouri Motor Carrier Services Division at 1-866-831-6277.