FMCSA Extension of Emergency Declaration due to Key Bridge Collapse

 On April 4, 2024, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the State of Maryland emergency declaration due to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

Emergency relief is provided to commercial vehicle operations providing direct assistance relating to the collapse of the bridge and closure of the Port of Baltimore. Direct assistance includes the following:

Transportation related to the immediate restoration of essential services at the Port of Baltimore
Transportation of commodities re-routed due to the disruptions to vessel traffic into the Port
Transportation of fuel (gasoline, ethanol, propane, natural gas, and heating oil) from Maryland’s Curtis Bay terminal (within the Baltimore Marine Terminal area) for delivery to the following locations within Maryland: Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Queen Anne’s County, and Washington County

Relief to applicable motor carriers pertains to 49 CFR 395.3 (maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles) and 49 CFR 395.8(a)(1)(i) (use of electronic logging devices). Additional rules and restrictions apply. The Extension of this Emergency Declaration is effective until the end of the emergency or through May 8, 2024, whichever is earlier. The full Extension of Emergency Declaration is available online by clicking here.

NTTC staff will continue to monitor this emergency and will broadcast developments when available.