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MADISON – Governor Tony Evers issued Executive Order 12 exempting drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting petroleum and propane from Wisconsin hours-of-service and weight requirements. The order comes in response to recent weather events that have closed terminals, the closure of the West Shore pipeline, industry requests, and tightening in the petroleum and propane markets which has resulted in increased wait times at terminals.
“Petroleum is a vital resource for transportation and most of Wisconsin’s terminals are in the Southern part of the state. Recent weather conditions have presented increasing challenges to the delivery of petroleum and propane,” said Gov. Evers. “By exempting propane transporters from hours-of-service requirements, we’ll decrease wait times and backups and ensure people in all areas of the state have equal access to home heating and fueling options.”
A copy of Executive Order #12 can be found here.