Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed an executive order on Nov. 6 to allow expedited commercial delivery of propane products to assist regions of the state that are experiencing low inventories and outages.
“Our ag producers need to have access to propane in order to carry on normal operations,” Gov. Daugaard said. “This order gives companies that transport propane some leeway so they can deliver products in a speedier manner.”
The Governor’s order declares a state of emergency and exempts delivery of propane from federal motor carrier regulations on drivers’ hours of service statewide.
Although hours of service have been temporarily suspended for commercial deliveries, companies may not require or allow fatigued drivers to make deliveries, Gov. Daugaard said.
The executive order expires at midnight Nov. 20, 2017.