North Dakota extends waiver for fuel haulers

| Thursday, July 19, 2007

North Dakota’s governor has extended until July 28 a waiver that lets fuel tanker truck drivers ignore the hours-of-service rules.

According to The Associated Press, the original waiver was set to expire Wednesday night, but Gov. John Hoeven extended it, citing a possible gasoline shortage if truckers can’t easily get to terminals in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Hoeven said shutdowns or slowdowns at a number of refineries in the Midwest are behind the shortage.

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