USDA Grain Transportation Report (6/9): ​FMCSA Extends Emergency HOS Waiver For Feed and Fuel

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended through Aug. 31, its waiver on hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for trucks transporting feed, fuel, propane, and ethanol.

FMCSA cautioned the waiver may end sooner if conditions warrant.

Originally issued in 2020 to help address the national COVID-19 emergency, the waiver still exempts property-carrying vehicles from FMCSA-mandated maximum driving times.

Like previous iterations, the current waiver forbids motor carriers from asking truckers to haul loads when they say they are tired.

The waiver does not cover routine commercial deliveries — including mixed loads — with nominal amounts of waiver-qualifying materials.

This article comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) June 9, 2022, Grain Transportation Report.