Indiana governor suspends hours regs for propane haulers in state

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb issued an executive order Nov. 8 suspending hours of service regulations for truck drivers hauling propane in the state through Dec. 2.

The executive order notes that Indiana is experiencing unseasonably cold weather, which has caused increased demand for propane to heat homes and businesses, causing a propane shortage in the state.

With Holcomb’s order, Indiana joins eight other Midwestern states in suspending regulations for haulers of heating fuels. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Nov. 1 issued an emergency declaration for Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

FMCSA’s emergency declaration suspends Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), while Indiana’s emergency declaration only applies to hours of service regulations (Part 395).