CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has signed an executive order to allow motor carriers delivering propane to operate outside the regular operating daylight hours.
Under the order, a state of emergency exists in Wyoming for the prompt delivery of propane. This emergency requires that propane transportation and delivery within the State of Wyoming be exempt from 49 CFR 395.3, a news release stated.
“However, nothing contained in this order shall be construed as an exemption from the controlled substances, alcohol use and testing requirements (49 CFR 382), the commercial driver’s license requirements (49 CFR 383), the financial responsibility requirements (49 CFR 387), applicable size and weight requirements or any other portion of the regulations not specifically identified in this order,” according to the news release.
While under this order, “propane transportation or delivery companies shall not require or allow any fatigued driver to operate a propane delivery vehicle. A driver who informs a carrier that they need immediate rest shall be given adequate rest before the driver is required to return to service,” the news release stated.
The order will expire no later than midnight, Jan. 14, 2023.
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