Wyoming Department of Transportation

Due to extreme cold, Governor issues executive order relating to propane deliveries

Date: 12/06/2013 


To help ease propane shortages around the state due to extended winter weather, Gov. Matt Mead has issued an executive order temporarily suspending hours of service limitations for drivers of propane delivery trucks.

Normally, drivers may operate their trucks no more than 11 hours within any 24-hour period, with a minimum of 10 hours of rest between driving stints. Gov. Mead's action, taken Friday, Dec. 6, exempts propane truck drivers from those limitations. 

“This extreme cold has caused a spike in the demand for propane, a fuel many people here use to heat their homes. This temporary, emergency rule means those deliveries can continue and it keeps people in Wyoming safe,” Gov. Mead said. “We have spoken with the companies involved asking them to take precautions to ensure the safety of both drivers and the general public.”

The Governor's Executive Order 2013-7 remains in effect until midnight, Wednesday, Dec. 11.

For more information, commercial carriers should contact the Highway Patrol Commercial Carrier Division or a Port of Entry.

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