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FMCSA Extends Key Bridge Waivers for Second Time.

June 7, 2024

june 7, 2024 - This morning FMCSA announced it was issuing a second extension of the waiver previously issued that extends the maximum amount of drive time and exempts certain motor carriers from the electronic logging device requirement.  The waiver was set to expire on June 8, but is being extended by an additional 14 days. the extension will end on June 22, 2024.

As a reminder, the waivers:

  • Give an additional 2 hours of drive time for certain deliveries noted below.  Drivers are still subject to the maximum allowed on-duty time.  For example, the exemption allows 13 hours of driving in a 14 hour on-duty window.
  • Allow an exception for drivers who do not already have an electronic logging device from having to use an ELD. Drivers using this exception will need to keep a paper log while operating under the waiver.

The waivers apply to:

  • Transportation related to the immediate restoration of essential services at the Port of Baltimore.
  • Transportation of commodities re-routed to another port due to the disruptions to vessel traffic into the Port of Baltimore.
  • 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.


A copy of the extension is available at MMTA encourages you to keep a copy in your vehicles. It is not expected that this will be extended again. Motor carriers should plan accordingly. 

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