The Delaware Division of Energy & Climate granted a limited Hours of Service Waiver for propane and heating fuel transportation in the state of Delaware. The action waives the 60/70 hour rule for those ensuring heating services at a residential or commercial establishments. The waiver does not suspend the daily maximum driving time.
The Deputy Secretary for the Maryland Department of Transportation declared a transportation emergency in response to cold temperatures and high demand in the state.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey declared an emergency in response to severe weather and temperatures in the state. The emergency declaration waives intrastate hours-of-service requirements for those providing assistance in the state, including the delivery of propane.
Due to the effects of the polar vortex in the Mid-West, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Midwestern Service Center expanded the current Regional Emergency to include Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska. The emergency declaration waives hours-of-service requirements for those providing assistance to the affected states, including the delivery of propane, natural gas, fuel oil, and gasoline.
The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness has issued a Limited Waiver of the 60/70 hour rule.