(State of Georgia) Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia declared a state of emergency in response to continued disruptions in supply chains amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The order became effective on Saturday, April 16th, 2022. The executive order also ensures there will not be any price-gouging as well.
The declaration will suspend the state and federal limits on the number of hours a commercial truck driver can drive. Additionally, commercial drivers must rest for ten straight hours if they are unwell. In order to meet the needs of the industry, some truckers have taken on larger loads. Some hours have been adjusted to conserve fuel.
In addition, drivers looking to get their cars repaired have also faced supply chain problems. The shortage has affected all makes and models due to the difficulty to find parts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also disrupted worldwide supply chains. The most significant threat to the economies and growth of many companies has been identified as the supply chain. Supply chain process improvements and investment were driven by cost reduction and productivity improvement before the pandemic. In spite of these drivers, COVID caused disruptions that affected competitive positions and in some cases even the survival of some businesses.
Gasoline, like other goods and services, cannot be price-gouged under the executive order.
The full Executive Order for Declaring a State of Emergency for Supply Chain Disruptions can be viewed by clicking here.
With an expiration date of May 15th, 2022, this declaration will run for 30 days.