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.
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|
|Kenly||NC||6990||Closed – power outage|
|Kenly||NC||683||Closed – power outage|
Visit the Pilot Flying J Severe Weather website for more information about open locations during the hurricane.