Georgia governor cites supply chain issues as he suspends some hours of service regs

Updated Apr 21, 2022
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last week declared a state of emergency "due to ongoing severe disruptions to the state's supply chain and economy," suspending hours of service for truck drivers in the state.

The declaration suspends Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations "to ensure the supply chain for all supplies, goods, and services throughout Georgia is uninterrupted," the declaration states. The HOS suspension is in effect for 30 days through May 15 unless the declaration is extended.

Additionally, the declaration increases the weight restrictions for trucks providing emergency relief in the state to 95,000 pounds.