Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order granting a waiver of hours of service requirements for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting propane, gasoline and diesel fuel to retail suppliers.
Record fall precipitation and cold temperatures have caused significant delays in fall harvest activities, increasing the need for propane and other petroleum fuels to dry late-harvested hay and grains and for other retail uses including home heating. Waiving the hours of service requirement will ensure that carriers, farmers, ranchers and others can obtain and deliver petroleum products to meet North Dakota’s needs, the order states.
The 30-day waiver is effective today. All road safety and vehicle compliance regulations still apply.
The order can be viewed online here, and a copy is attached.