Important FMCSA Hours of Service Waiver Expirations & Extensions
There are two active FMCSA driver hours of service (HOS) waivers that impact our membership. The waiver for heating fuels is set to expire on March 8, 2022. The waiver that covers most transportation fuels has recently been extended through May 31, 2022. More information on the two waivers can be found below.
Heating Fuels Waiver
This Regional Emergency Declaration waiver provides motor carriers and drivers with direct assistance in supporting emergency relief efforts transporting heating fuel, including propane, natural gas, and heating oil, into the Affected States are granted emergency relief from 49 CFR § 395.3, maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles.
The waiver was originally issued on January 7, 2022 was set to expire on February 6, 2022. The waiver was ultimately extended until March 8, 2022 due to national and state industry support. There is currently no indication the current waiver will be extended beyond the upcoming March 8, 2022 expiration date.
Transportation Fuels Waiver
The FMCSA is extending the nationwide CDL driver hour of service (HOS) waiver (49 CFR 395.3) authorized under the March 13, 2020 presidential declaration of national emergency.
The current waiver (which covers transportation of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and ethyl alcohol) was set to expire on February 28, 2022. However, due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and resulting supply chain disruptions, the FMCSA is extending HOS waivers through May 31, 2022.