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Propane shortage prompts emergency declaration, hours suspension in Wisconsin

Carriers and drivers “in the process of obtaining and transporting propane” are eligible to operate under the hours suspension on all highways in Wisconsin, including intestates.

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Hours regs suspensions extended in Texas, Montana, Dakotas for natural disaster relief

The Texas emergency declaration for Hurricane Harvey relief was extended through Dec. 22, and the emergency declaration for Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota in response to severe drought conditions was extended through Dec. 15.

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Pacific Northwest wildfires prompt HOS suspensions, highway closures

Oregon and Washington have issued emergency declarations, suspending hours of service regulations for some truckers providing emergency relief and hauling supplies to the states due to wildfires. Several highways, including a section of I-84, have been closed because of the fires.

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As Gulf Coast, Southeast hit by tropical storm, two states suspend hours regs

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued emergency declarations Tuesday, June 20. The declaration of emergency suspends certain regulations for truckers responding to the emergency, including hours-of-service regulations.

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Certain regs suspended for wildfire relief haulers in Kansas, Oklahoma

Kansas and Oklahoma have suspended certain regulations for truckers hauling hay and other wildfire relief supplies in the states.

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Maine suspends hours regs for heating fuel haulers; California reopens roads near Oroville Dam

Any carriers delivering home and business heating fuels in New Hampshire and Maine are exempt from hours-of-service regulations, per emergency declarations in each state.

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Severe weather prompts another hours of service suspension in GA

The order loosens hours-of-service regulations for drivers in 16 counties in the state hauling fuel or loads helping the relief effort.

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Montana temporarily relaxes hours-of-service regulations for certain truckers

Winter weather prompted Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to issue an emergency declaration, allowing drivers hauling propane, heating oil and diesel fuel in Montana to be exempt from hours-of-service regulations.

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Three states suspend hours of service regulations for gas haulers

Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina have suspended hours of service regulations for gas haulers in the states to minimize disruption of transportation in the states.

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Hours, size/weight reg suspensions now in effect in six states after hurricane landfall

Virginia and Kentucky have joined Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina in temporarily suspending certain trucking regulations in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew's weekend landfall.

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