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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Hours of Service Emergency Waiver Issued

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
HARRISBURG, PA 17101-1900

OFFICE OF 
SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

EXEMPTION 2016-02

Pursuant to the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency issued by the Governor on January 21, 2016, 75 Pa. C.S. §6108, and the authority granted in 49 C.F.R. §390.23 and 67 Pa. Code Chapter 231, the waivers in this exemption apply to certain motor carriers engaged in operations necessary to respond to the emergency declared by the Governor. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation hereby issues the following exemption: 

TYPE OF OPERATION: Transportation of propane gas and oil for hearting purposes. 

EXTENT OF EXEMPTION: Amends Exemption 2016-01 relating to the requirement to comply with driver hour of service limitations. 

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 25, 2016 2400 hours. 

TERMINATION DATE: February 6, 2016 2359 hours. 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

  1. This exemption applies statewide to the transportation of propane gas and oil for heating purposes.
  2. The maximum driving time is extended from 11 hours to 14 hours. Ten consecutive hours off-duty must be taken between the 14 hours of driving time.
  3. Operators are exempted from the requirements of the 60/70 hour rule.
  4. This waiver does not otherwise exempt these motor carriers and drivers from the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code (Title 75), the Pennsylvania Crimes Code (Title 18), and motor carrier regulations at 67 Pennsylvania Code, Chapter 231 and 49 C. F. R. Parts 390 – 399.
  5. Title 67, Pennsylvania Code, Chapter 175, Vehicle Equipment and Inspection, remains in effect for all vehicles registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

DATE: January 25, 2016


Leslie S. Richards
Secretary of Transportation

Last updated: Friday, January 29, 2016