Photo courtesy of MnDOT.

Photo courtesy of MnDOT.

Governors of two states has issued emergency declarations, waiving federal hours-of-service regulations, for some truckers due to cold weather and fuel shortages.

In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage has issued a proclamation running through Dec. 27 waving hours-of-service rules for truckers hauling heating fuel and bulk petroleum fuels.

The order is on the FMCSA website

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state is facing potentially low inventories of propane and heating fuel and has also waived federal hour-of-service rules.

It is set to expire at the end of the emergency, but no later than the end of the year.

The order is available online

The moves follows governors in other states recently issuing similar emergency orders due to shortages of various fuels, including diesel.  

A list of recent emergency declarations is available from the FMCSA.