• Reg Alert: Federal Waiver on Hours of Service Extended/DPS Guidance on State HOS Waiver

  • Reg Alert: Federal Waiver on Hours of Service Extended/DPS Guidance on State HOS Waiver

    Texas Food & Fuel Association
     
     

    Federal Waiver on Hours of Service Extended/DPS Guidance on State HOS Waiver

    The Department of Public Safety has issued guidance for carriers regarding the state's HOS waiver and the applicability of the waiver for delivery fuel to any customer during this period.  The guidance document is below.  

    TFFA would recommend you print this and have a copy with each truck while the waiver is in effect.  The State's waiver on HOS is in effect until March 14th, 2021.

    As you are aware, on February 13, 2021 Governor Abbott issued a disaster declaration in response to the winter weather event Texas experienced.  Among other things, this invokes the provision for relief from regulations per 49 CFR part 390.23.  This includes parts 390-399.  CDL and drug and alcohol testing requirements are not included in this exemption.  As Texas recovers, there continues to be shortages which fall under “direct relief” provisions.  It is our opinion that these provisions include, but are not limited to, fuel delivery, fuel and power production, water and restocking grocery stores to name a few.  A copy of the declaration is below for your convenience.

    Major Chris Nordloh
    Commercial Vehicle Enforcement/Tactical Marine Unit
    Texas Highway Patrol Division
    View the above DPS statement in a PDF by clicking the link below.
    View Here
     
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the Regional State Waiver for Parts 390 - 399,  Hours of Service until March 17, 2021.
     
    View the waiver by clicking the link below.
     
    View Here
     
    If you have questions, please feel free to contact: 
    Scott Fisher, Sr. VP of Policy & Public Affairs, at sfisher@tffa.com or 512.799.1139
     
     
     
    Texas Food & Fuel Association
    401 W 15th St, Ste 510, Austin, TX 78701

    info@tffa.com  /  512.476.9547  /  www.tffa.com

    Questions or comments? Contact TFFA at 512.476.9547 or email info@tffa.com
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