State of Emergency - Louisiana Emergency Extended through October 1

The Louisiana State of Emergency has been extended to Oct. 1..

Hours of Service Waiver and Price Gouging are in effect…..

  • Price gouging

The price gouging law allows you to increase price when suppliers' costs increase.

  • Hours of Service Waiver
A copy of the Regional Hour of Service Waiver located below. Motor carriers and drivers providing direct emergency relief to, from or within the areas covered by the declarations are temporarily relieved from Parts 390-399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, including hours of service, regardless of commodity carried.

NOTE: Drivers are still required to have the proper operating license and must drive in a safe and prudent manner.


Interstate HOS Waiver Extended Through End of Disaster or October 5

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended the regional CDL driver Hours of Service (HOS) waiver through October 5, 2017. The latest HOS extension, like the original waiver, applies to interstate drivers only. Intrastate HOS extensions must be obtained through governors offices on the state level. The interstate extension applies to the following states:

ALABAMA, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, FLORIDA,GEORGIA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MISSISSIPPI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO AND THE TERRITORY OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

TThe interstate HOS waiver extension is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency or until 11:59 P.M. (ET), October 5, 2017, whichever is less.


DOTD Extends Emergency though Oct 1

Please be aware of the waiver order issued by DOTD that gives permit flexibility for equipment and commodities that are being hauled in preparation and response for Hurricane Harvey. The waiver is attached. LSP has been made aware of the waiver order for enforcement purposes.

SECRETARY WAIVER ORDER
(Adobe PDF File)