Scott Weiser, president of IMTA, told the newspaper the trucking industry has previously received authority from Iowa's governor to work longer during propane shortages or other emergencies. When shortages exist, drivers typically wait longer to pick up products. Those extra hours are counted as work time under government regulations, Weiser said.
The driver involved in Humboldt Broncos bus crash last April, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was sentenced to serve eight years in prison. He will be deported back to his native India after the sentence is served.