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New York Grants Modified Hours of Service Regulations for Intrastate Fuel Haulers

On November 16, the State of New York Department of Transportation has modified hours of service regulations for certain fuels through November 30, 2022.

The order cited a supply chain issue resulting in the shortage of petroleum products used for winter heating and transportation equipment. Hours of service regulations contained in 17 NYCRR 820.6 for intrastate transportation of fuels is modified as follows:

  1. The 70-hour maximum on duty period in 8 days is modified to be 84 hours
  2. The 60-hour maximum on duty period in 7 days is modified to be 74 hours
  3. The 14-hour maximum workday is modified to be 16 hours. An 8 hour off duty period most be taken to reset the 16-hour provision.
  4. The 34-hour restart provision is modified to be 24 hours. Carriers may utilize a 24-hour off duty period that occurred prior to November 16.
  5. On-Duty time for the purposes of computation of the 60/70 or 14-hour rules shall not include time spent waiting in a CMV while on the property of a hazardous materials shipper or carrier, loading/unloading point, or terminal immediately subsequent to or preceding loading/unloading operations.

Additional rules and restrictions apply. This declaration from the New York State Department of Transportation can be found by clicking here.

New York joins Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota for recently issuing hours of service declarations for fuel hauling. NTTC staff will continue to monitor these and developing declarations, and will broadcast updates when available.