Kemp Executive Order On its face, this Order could prohibit many motor carriers, maintenance facilities, warehouses, shippers, and conees from operating through an including April 6,the expiration of the Order. However, the Order is being treated differently in different counties and municipalities. Individual counties and municipalities in Georgia have issued similar orders.
The city of Atlanta has a similar order, ordering residents to stay in their homes unless they are performing essential services for essential businesses. A county-by-county guide for shelter in place orders in various Georgia counties and municipalities may be found here.
For those drivers whose expires during this time period, DDS will mail the driver a notice and new card reflecting the new date. Second, Georgia is among several states that have increased size and weight limits, allowing motor carriers to haul larger amounts escorf freight to for increased demand.
The State increased the weight limit to 95, pounds maximum gross vehicle weight for vehicles with 5 weight-bearing axles and an outer bridge span of not less than 51 feet. A copy of these relaxed weight restrictions may be found here.
If you have any questions about the effect of these Orders and your operations within Georgia, please feel free to chat swinger meredith Blair Cash. He can provide guidance on operations while these restrictions are in place, offer feedback on documentation that essential workers need to carry with them at all times, and greenvlle your questions during this difficult time.
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