PUCO grants hours-of-service relief to intrastate heating oil carriers


Ohio Public Utilities Commission



COLUMBUS, OHIO (Dec. 29, 2017) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today granted temporary regulatory relief from the hours-of-service requirements for drivers operating commercial motor vehicles transporting heating oil within Ohio. The Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association notified the PUCO of interruptions in the availability and/or delivery of heating oil across Ohio.

The regulatory relief is effective immediately and will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2018.

Carriers subject to this regulatory relief are not exempt from any other motor carrier safety regulations, including commercial driver’s licensing, controlled substance and alcohol use and testing requirements, and financial responsibility requirements. Carriers should continue to maintain records of duty status and take all measures to ensure that drivers have the ability to safely operate their commercial vehicles.

Driver must keep a copy of this notice on each vehicle affected by this relief.

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

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Ohio Public Utilities Commission

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