Relief for truck drivers

STAFF- In an effort to enable the fast and easy flow of heating oil and propane gas to sub-zero Pennsylvania, PennDOT is making a dramatic move.  PennDOT has issued a new order lifting many restrictions on the transportation of of heating oil and propane gas.  The order went into effect yesterday, February 17th, and will continue until 11:59PM February 28th.

“Governor Wolf’s emergency declaration last month allows us the flexibility to meet people’s home-heating demands through this challenging weather,” Acting PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “With this temporary waiver, drivers have more time to reach the customers who need these supplies.”

Some of the restrictions include lifting Federal hours of service limitations for drivers, extending the limit from 11 hours of driving to 14 hours.  Other restrictions include lifting the 60/70 rule (requiring drivers to stop driving if they go over 60 or 70 hours during a 7-day period).

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