The hours of service waiver issued for propane haulers in the South, East and Midwest has been extended to March 1, pushed back from their previous end date of Feb. 11. The waivers last until 11:59 p.m. March 1.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued the exemptions to propane haulers after the National Propane Gas Association requested them, due to propane shortages around the country caused by higher demand due to colder than average temperatures and some other factors.
Four waivers from FMCSA allow propane haulers exemptions from hours rules in nearly two-thirds of U.S. states: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Oklahoma, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Drivers operating under the exemption must have a copy of the waivers with them:
Click here to download the waiver for the Eastern region.
Click here to download the waiver for the South.
Click here to download the waiver for the Midwest.
Click here to download the waiver for the Dakotas.