Trucking news and briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021:
North Dakota extends HOS waiver for livestock haulers
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Sept. 22 issued an emergency declaration extending an hours of service waiver for truck drivers hauling livestock, hay and water supplies for livestock.
The declaration is due to extreme drought conditions, which are considered the worst on record for the state.
Due to the drought, “farmers, ranchers and livestock producers have inadequate amounts of essential hay and water supplies to sustain livestock herds,” and “ranchers and livestock producers have been forced to find supplemental feed and water supplies or have hauled livestock to areas where water and hay inventories are more plentiful,” the declaration states.
The declaration provides relief from 49 CFR Parts 390 through 399; North Dakota Century Code § 39-32-02 pertaining to hours of service; and North Dakota Century Code Chapter 39-12 pertaining to weight, hauling width and height restrictions and fees for drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting livestock, hay and water supplies for livestock on interstate highways and state roadways.
The order is effective for 30 days beginning Sept. 22.
N.C. truck show to benefit children’s hospital
The Mayberry Truck Show in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, will be held this weekend, Oct. 1-2, and will feature loads of entertainment and other events.
The show is free to attend, and donations will be accepted, which will go toward the Brenner Children’s Hospital. For owner-operators who want to enter their trucks in the show, registration is $25 for bobtails and $50 for combos. Online registration has closed, but in-person registration will remain open from Thursday afternoon to 10 a.m. Friday.
Organizers estimate 300-plus trucks to attend the show. In addition to the trucks, attendees can also check out a lights show, fireworks, live music from Tony Justice, a convoy and more. Trucking enthusiast and former “American Trucker” TV host Robb Mariani will also attend at the event.
The event will be held at Bottomley Enterprises, located at 452 Oak Grove Church Road in Mt. Airy. Outbound loads will also be available after the show.