Truck Delivery Rules Suspended for Propane | Big Horn Basin Media

Truck Delivery Rules Suspended for Propane

Written by on March 12, 2019

Wyoming is suspending rules regarding propane deliveries.

Citing the potential for propane shortages due to the recent cold weather, Governor Mark Gordon yesterday signed an executive order putting in place temporary, emergency rules for the Wyoming Department of Transportation that allows drivers to make extra propane deliveries to heat homes and businesses for 20 days.

Frigid temperatures across the state and region have caused an increase in the demand for propane, which many people use to heat their homes. The emergency rule suspends regulations on driving hours to allow drivers to meet the increased demand but still says drivers cannot be on the road when they are fatigued.  The propane delivery companies are specifically asked to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of both the public and drivers.

Gordon says he has also asked WYDOT to meet with the trucking industry to find ways to make sure this order is rarely needed again in the future.

This order is specific to drivers bringing propane to Wyoming or doing in-state deliveries. The order also puts Wyoming in line with other surrounding states, which have implemented similar executive orders. The order is in effect until the emergency is over, or March 31st at midnight.

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