FMCSA: Fuel Driver HOS Waivers Issued for Montana, Texas
1/21 12:30 PM
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. (c) Copyright 2022 DTN, LLC. All rights reserved.