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 who have battled extreme drought conditions throughout North Dakota this year.
The new order aligns with an updated notice issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extending the hours of service waiver to December 15, 2017.
The executive order was originally issued on July 10, with an initial extension from Aug. 10 to Aug. 26. A subsequent order extended the date to Oct. 26.
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 is available at www.ndresponse.gov.