Hours rules suspended in states struck by winter storm

| February 11, 2013

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Several states hit by winter storm “Nemo” this weekend have suspended hours of service rules for drivers carrying emergency supplies.

Six states in all have suspended the regulations to allow truckers to bring fuels like propane and gasoline in for those in need. Nemo dropped more than 3 feet of snow in the Northeast — a February record for much of the region.

New Jersey announced its rule waiver today, good through Feb. 20, while Connecticut, New York, Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts also issued waivers either today or this weekend for various lengths for fuel haulers.

Overdrive sister site CCJ has a full write-up here, while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has on its site a full list of emergency declarations — click here to see it.