NY extends HOS waiver for fuel haulers

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The New York State Department of Transportation has extended the hours of service waiver for fuel deliveries originally set to expire Friday, Jan. 19, until Sunday, Jan. 28.

The waiver was originally granted at the request of Trucking Association of New York and the New York Propane Gas Association and Empire State Energy Association in response to extremely low temperatures and heavy snow.

The following hours of service regulations are modified with respect to the intrastate transportation of fuels throughout New York effective until at the the end of Jan. 28, 2018 unless otherwise ordered:

  • That the hours of service rules pursuant to 17 NYCRR 820.6 are suspended as they pertain to on-duty time allowing a driver of a commercial motor vehicle transporting fuels throughout New York state, regardless of the number of carriers using the driver’s services.

However:

  • No motor carrier operating under the terms of this order shall require or allow a fatigued or ill driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle. A driver who informs a motor carrier that he or she is not fit to drive shall be given a minimum of 10 consecutive off-duty hours before the driver may return to service.
  • All regulations pertaining to commercial driver license requirements, controlled substances and alcohol use and testing requirements and financial responsibility requirements remain in force and effect for all motor carriers and drivers.
  • Motor carriers that have an out-of-service order in effect, or a suspension or revocation of a New York state certificate as a motor carrier of property, are not eligible to take advantage of the relief from the regulation that this order provides.