Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
During times of declared emergencies, there may be relief provided from certain state laws and federal regulations. Emergency declarations authorize activities that can help states and localities carry out essential services and activities. The transportation industry plays a significant role during emergency management performing response and recovery activities. Response activities are comprised of the immediate actions to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs. Recovery activities are intended to restore essential services and repair damages caused by the event.
Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Declarations
Federal Emergency Declarations
If an emergency has been declared by a Federal, State or local government official having authority to declare such emergency, then Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations shall not apply to any motor carrier or driver operating a commercial motor vehicle to provide emergency relief. More information about the relief from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations during an emergency can be found in Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
To see current and archive FMCSA Federal Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions and Permits, please visit their website here.
State of Florida Emergency Declarations
If an emergency has been declared by a Federal, State or local government official having authority to declare such emergency, there may be relief provided from the Florida Statutes. The effect of certain statutes, rules or orders for commercial motor vehicles responding to the emergency may be suspended pursuant to the Executing Order of the Governor. More information about emergency management in Florida can be found at the following locations: