FMCSA: Fuel Driver HOS Waivers Issued for Montana, Texas
OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) --- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on
Thursday added Montana and Texas to its list of states waiving hours of service
rules for heating fuel drivers, with a total of 40 states and the District of
Columbia now under the regional emergency declaration.
FMCSA has deemed an such emergency exists "in response to winter storms and
high demand resulting in decreased availability of heating fuel, including
propane, natural gas, and heating oil."
The agency on Jan. 14 amended its initial emergency declaration, adding
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, and Ohio. Earlier this month, FMCSA issued the order, which expires
Feb. 6, for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of
Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah,
Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
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