Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2022-09 granting an hours-of-service waiver for certain liquid products being transported through South Dakota.
The 30-day order declares a state of emergency and exempts delivery of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, propane, ethyl alcohol, and natural gasoline from federal motor carrier regulations regarding drivers’ hours of service. The waiver will address supply shortages being reported in the state by businesses and residents.
Although hours of service have been temporarily suspended for commercial deliveries, companies may not require or allow fatigued drivers to make deliveries. All other road safety and vehicle compliance regulations still apply.
The executive order expires at midnight on July 9, 2023.