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Truckers gear up to assist Oklahoma tornado victims

Truckers looking to help with aid and disaster relief following Monday’s deadly tornado in Moore, OK, have plenty of avenues to help.

Preliminary reports from the National Weather Service in Norman, OK, suggest that the storm was rated an EF-4 tornado, with peak winds at 190 miles per hour. The storm carved a 17-mile path of devastation through suburban Oklahoma City, blowing apart schools and neighborhoods, leaving a path of destruction as wide as two miles in some places.

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FMCSA relaxes rules for relief haulers to Oklahoma

Darrell L. Ruban, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Field Administrator, declared a regional emergency as of 10 a.m. EDT, May 21, 2013, for the state of Oklahoma following the May 20 tornado that cut a wide swath of destruction through the town of Moore and surrounding areas.

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Tornado-Preparedness Advice for Your Fleet Drivers

Residents of Moore, Okla., had just a 16-minute warning before the devastating tornado first hit ground, just south of town, on May 20. That sobering fact underscores how quickly a twister can strike.  Here’s some advice, culled from AAA and State Farm, on what safety measures your drivers can take if a tornado approaches while they’re on the road. You may want to pass this advice along to them as a reminder.

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