Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Hurricane Ian Relief Updates and information

Updated October 5, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.

A weakened Hurricane Ian crept across Florida on September 28, 2022, as one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. causing flooding around the state. Ian’s tropical storm-force winds extended outward to 415 miles (665 km), drenching much of Florida and the southeastern Atlantic coast. As with most storms of this magnitude, America’s trucking industry is already stepping up to deliver supplies and equipment in the aftermath of the storm.

We are receiving information from various sources, including state and federal government agencies and surrounding state trucking associations with information that will affect truckers in the area or those working the relief efforts. Information is coming in fast and thick by the hour.

For now, here is what we know:

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an emergency declaration for commercial vehicles directly assisting in transporting goods and disaster relief services in seven Southeastern states in its path.

Those states include:

  • Florida
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
  • Kentucky
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina’

FMCSA’s Regional Emergency Declaration on Sept. 28 was issued due to Hurricane Ian’s landfall in Florida and current and anticipated threats to people and property due to heavy rains, high surf, flooding and strong winds.

CLICK HERE to download FMCSA’s notice.

From Alabama:

Alabama state authorities have relaxed weight and hour restrictions and mandatory weigh station requirements for emergency response vehicles directly involved in transporting supplies and equipment for the relief effort.

CLICK HERE to download the Alabama Dept. of Transportation’s notice.

From Florida:

Florida Trucking Association has group information at in real-time to assist your processes and procedures. 

From Georgia:

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared a State of Emergency and also issued an Executive Order that gives the Georgia Dept. of Transportation the authority in his state to relax transportation regulations for vehicles directly involved.

CLICK HERE to download his Executive Order.

From Virginia:

VA Declaration of Emergency

From South Carolina:

SC Declaration

From Tennessee:

TN Suspension of IFTA and IRP requirements


We will update this page as more information becomes available. Please check back for updates or our social media accounts @AlabamaTrucking.