N.D., Kentucky grant emergency waivers

North Dakota and Kentucky have temporarily suspended some trucking regulations to aid in emergency efforts.On May 3, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple issued an executive order waiving hours-of-service and weight restrictions for truckers assisting in recovery from the weekend’s storm.

The suspension of these regulations applies to vehicles delivering food, water, medicine and other critical supplies. It extends to vehicles engaged in restoration of public utilities, including waste disposal and debris removal.

The HOS waiver is effective until 11:59 p.m. May 31 or for the duration of the storm emergency.

Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock signed an order April 29 temporarily lifting certain regulatory restrictions on motor carriers and utility vehicles providing disaster response, including those traveling through the state to provide assistance to other states.