Colorado has extended the waiver on hours-of-service rules
for diesel haulers for another 30 days.
The original waiver went into effect on Aug. 4 and expired
on Aug. 18. The new waiver went into effect on Aug. 18 and will last until
A state patrol spokesman told The Rocky Mountain News that the waiver was extended to allow fuel haulers – who are waiting as many as
four hours in line to pick up their shipments – the extra time they need to
make deliveries without having to worry about violating hours-of-service
Ongoing fuel shortages in the state have led to some
stations limiting fuel purchases to 50 gallons per truck.
Mindy Long, a spokeswoman for Natso, an association of
travel plaza and truck stop owners, told “Land Line Now” on XM Satellite Radio
that a pipeline that ran from El Dorado, KS, to Aurora, CO, had been down
earlier this year, which tightened supplies in that state.
That pipeline is now back online.