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HOS tax exemption extended again for drivers helping clean up Baltimore bridge

By meerna Jul11,2024
HOS tax exemption extended again for drivers helping clean up Baltimore bridge

Another short-term extension was given to drivers who helped repair a bridge that collapsed in Baltimore earlier this year.

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 26 resulted in an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hourly waiver requirement for drivers helping to clean up and repair the structure. The latest extension of the exemption was implemented July 3 and is in effect through July 15.

According to the FMCSA, the HOS extension applies

  • Individuals providing direct assistance to the efforts to rebuild and reopen the Port of Baltimore by transporting equipment and supplies needed for immediate repairs to roads and navigable waterways adjacent to the Port
  • Entities providing transport services related to the removal of wrecks and debris from waterways providing access to the port

The following hauliers and drivers have been granted up to two hours relief from the 11-hour driving time under the extension:

  • Cargo ship collapsed, rerouting from Port of Baltimore to other East Coast ports
  • People transporting fuel to Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Queen Anne’s County and Washington County

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