State of Emergency and Suspension of Vehicle Regulations

— Written By NC State Extension

Because of the potential impacts of Hurricane Dorian, Governor Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order No. 100 where he has declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina. Hurricane Dorian creates an imminent threat of severe economic loss of livestock, poultry and crops ready to be harvested. At N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s recommendation and pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 166A-19.70(g), the Governor has directed the Department of Public Safety to temporarily suspend weighing those vehicles used to transport livestock, poultry or crops ready to be harvested. The Governor has also declared that the maximum hours of service for drivers prescribed by N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-381 should be waived.