Refinery shutdown pushes FMCSA to temporarily lift hours-of-service rules

A truck hauling a tank trailer on the highway

Federal regulators announced Friday a temporary exemption to hours-of-service rules for carriers hauling fuel products to multiple states throughout the Midwest affected by a refinery shutdown.

Motor carriers and drivers providing “direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts” by hauling gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel or other refined petroleum products to Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin are temporarily exempt. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said the decision...

Leave a Comment

Join Our Newsletter
Enter your email to receive a weekly round-up of shipping news.