USDA Grain Transportation Report (5/19): FMCSA Expands Emergency HOS Waiver to Cover Propane

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on May 13 added propane, which is used for grain drying, to its list of qualifying items in support of emergency relief efforts.

First issued in March 2020 for the COVID-19 pandemic, FMCSA’s emergency declaration offers regulatory relief for truckers who provide direct assistance.

This includes some relief from standard hours-of-service (HOS) regulations.

Though modified several times, the emergency declaration has remained in effect for more than two years.

The most recent extension is set to expire May 31 and covers feed, ethanol, and fuel.

This article comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) May 19, 2022, Grain Transportation Report.