Burgum extends hours of service, weight restriction waivers for second time

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00am

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has issued an updated executive order extending waivers for hours of service and weight limit restrictions for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay, water and livestock to help livestock producers battling drought conditions.

The executive order was originally issued on July 10, and its expiration date was first extended from Aug. 10 to Aug. 26. At Burgum’s request, the order has been extended to Oct. 26, pursuant to a notice issued Friday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Today’s order acts as the permit and must be carried in the vehicle of those operating in direct support of the declared drought emergency under the stated exemptions. The order can be viewed here.

Additional information related to drought and wildfires is available at www.ndresponse.gov.