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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Brendan Gill or Erin Phalon

RELEASE: May 2, 2006

Governor Corzine signs waiver of hours of service rules extending thru may 5

Pursuant to N.J.S.A App. A:9-33 te seq., and in light of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation 49 C.F.R. Part 390.23(a)(1)(i), which allows for an exemption to the hours of service regulations in 49 C.F.R. Part 395 upon declaration of emergency by the Governor or an authorized representative, the Governor hereby declares an emergency due to spot shortages of motor fuel related to a combination of blending requirements and volatility of the price of fuel.  The emergency is limited to the following:

Type of Operation: Intrastate delivery of motor fuels retailing establishments.

Type of Exemption: Restriction of the number of hours that a driver of a commercial motor carrier may drive without a ten-hour period of rest.

Effective Date:          May 2, 2006

Termination Date:    May 2, 2006

Special Conditions:

  •  Limited to operations of vehicles making motor fuel deliveries to motor fuel retailing establishments within the State of New Jersey and operators of vehicles transporting motor fuels from terminal locations to motor fuel delivery companies.
  • Exemption is from the requirements of the 60/70-hour rule only.
  • Drivers must still comply with all other driving regulations.
  • Exemption may only be used when all drivers in a company have reached the 60/70-hour limitation and deliveries are necessary to ensure continuation of the availability of motor fuels at a minor retailing establishment.

Date: May 2, 2006


Jon S. Corzine


State of New Jersey


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