As everyone braces for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a regional emergency declaration for Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. FMCSA Issues Emergency Declaration

The declaration is for motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency in the affected states and jurisdictions in direct support of relief efforts related to Hurricane Florence.

Individual States Declaration & Waivers

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky have released individual declarations or waivers so supplies including food, fuel and clothing could reach the affected areas without the limitation of oversize permits and hours-of-service (HOS) in some cases.

North Carolina will waive certain size and weight restrictions and penalties up to a certain weight and size. View the state’s executive order for more details.

Kentucky’s Declaration of Emergency also limits drivers from being held to hours of service rules while transporting relief supplies.

Virginia’s waiver temporarily waives normal weight and width restrictions on roads controlled by the Virginia DOT.

Pilot Flying J

A long-time ACE Heavy Haul partner, Pilot Flying J which is a nationwide truck stop and place for drivers to get fuel, food and other amenities while on the road, released a statement regarding Hurricane Florence.

The company said many open locations are experiencing high demand for gasoline. Additionally, they released a list of locations that are in the hurricane watch zone with a current operation status.

Note: Several locations are closed due to power outages, 6990 Kenly, NC, 683 Kenly, NC, 6996 Warsaw, NC, 4584 Latta, SC and 713 Latta SC

City State Location Number Operation Status
Port Wentworth GA 71 Open
Savannah GA 72 Open
St Mary’s GA 575 Open
Elkton MD 875 Open
Perryville MD 290 Open
Hagerstown MD 150 Open
Hagerstown MD 179 Open
Pleasant Hill NC 58 Open
Kenly NC 6990 Closed – power outage
Warsaw NC 6996 Open
Kenly NC 683 Closed – power outage
St. George SC 493 Open
Summerville SC 1068 Open
Charleston SC 1082 Open
Hardeeville SC 4569 Open
St. George SC 4576 Open
Summerville SC 64 Open
Florence SC 62 Open
Florence SC 337 Open
Latta SC 713 Open
Latta SC 4584 Open
Providence Forge VA 159 Open
Winchester VA 752 Open
Northeast VA 784 Open
Richmond VA 384 Open
Carmel Church VA 749 Open
Ruther Glen VA 876 Open
Suffolk VA 1049 Open
Skippers VA 4651 Open
Disputanta VA 4656 Open
Emporia VA 898 Open


Visit the Pilot Flying J Severe Weather website for more information about open locations during the hurricane.