Hours of service waiver for haulers of cement, fly ash rescinded upon federal guidance

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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today rescinded an executive order that had granted a waiver of hours of service requirements for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting cement and fly-ash supplies to assist in the timely completion of infrastructure projects throughout North Dakota.

The executive order was issued Tuesday in response to late spring and early summer flooding throughout the Midwest that has disrupted the transport of certain goods and services and delayed the delivery of specific building materials, including cement and fly ash. However, subsequent guidance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration raised questions about the interpretation of U.S. Department of Transportation regulations cited in the order.

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