Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency related to supply chain disruptions in the state of Georgia.

Kemp’s Executive Order went into effect on April 16, 2022, and will remain in effect for 30 days.

Kemp points to lingering supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason for the state of emergency.

The Executive Order suspends federal regulations related to commercial vehicle driver Hours of Service. However, the order forbids any motor carrier from requiring or allowing a fatigued or ill driver to operate. Any driver who notifies their carrier that they need rest is to be given at least 10 consecutive hours off duty prior to returning to service, according to the order.

The order forbids price gouging of goods and services needed to respond to the state of emergency, in particular motor fuel and diesel fuel.

The order also provided new guidance on oversized load requirements and permitting, which you can view here.

After 30 days, Georgia officials could opt to renew the order.

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