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Southeast States Declare Emergencies in Advance of Hurricane, Suspending Driver HOS Rules, Triggering Price Gouging Laws

October 6, 2016

Southeast States Declare Emergencies in Advance of Hurricane, Suspending Driver HOS Rules, Triggering Price Gouging Laws

The governors of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina have declared states of emergencies in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to hit the east coast of Florida on Friday.

States Declare Emergencies in Advance of Karen

October 4, 2013

States Declare Emergencies in Advance of Karen

Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida governors have declared states of emergencies in preparation for Tropical Storm Karen, expected to make landfall between southeastern Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

NATSO Webinar: Emergency Preparation and Recovery

December 7, 2012

NATSO Webinar: Emergency Preparation and Recovery

Join NATSO’s free webinar to learn the numerous ways you can and should prepare foremergencies.

 DOT Team to Expedite Fuel Deliveries in Hurricane Region

November 6, 2012

DOT Team to Expedite Fuel Deliveries in Hurricane Region

FMCSA has created an Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to streamline state regulations and ensure the fastest and most efficient movement of fuel.

Defense Works to Ease N.Y., N.J. Gas Shortages; Waivers Issued

November 5, 2012

Defense Works to Ease N.Y., N.J. Gas Shortages; Waivers Issued

The U.S. Energy Department is working with the Defense Department and National Guard to get emergency generators to gas stations that lost power in New York and New Jersey, creating long lines of customers.

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

November 1, 2012

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

EPA in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a waiver for reformulated gasoline (RFG) in 16 states and the District of Columbia to prevent disruptions of the supply of RFG in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

States Continue to Declare States of Emergency as Sandy Approaches; Northeast Refineries Shut Down

October 29, 2012

States Continue to Declare States of Emergency as Sandy Approaches; Northeast Refineries Shut Down

A total of six states have declared states of emergency early last Friday.

States Declare States of Emergency Due to Isaac; Price Gouging Laws, HOS Waivers in Effect

August 31, 2012

States Declare States of Emergency Due to Isaac; Price Gouging Laws, HOS Waivers in Effect

In anticipation of Hurricane Isaac, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi declared states of emergency.

Advance Planning Minimizes Truckstop Losses from Natural Disasters

July 1, 2011

Advance Planning Minimizes Truckstop Losses from Natural Disasters

Advance planning minimizes losses from natural disasters.