Hours of Service and weight restrictions have been temporarily suspended in Kentucky for drivers involved in delivering fuel, clearing debris, or restoring power.
Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray signed the order effective until 12:01 a.m. on January 14th, reported News 4 Nashville.
The order not only removes drivers involved in relief efforts of HOS restrictions, but waives permit fees for overweight or over-dimensional vehicles. Carriers must still comply with safety requirements and have a copy of the order inside of the truck cab.
“Our Cabinet is ready to help ensure that needed relief gets quickly to areas that have lost electric power and otherwise are experiencing hardships due to the outbreak of tornadoes, high winds and flash flooding cited in the emergency declared by Gov. Andy Beshear,” Gray said in a news release.