(INDIANAPOLIS) – Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order Friday relaxing the restrictions on truck drivers carrying propane.
The order signed Friday by the governor declares a state of emergency in Indiana around the supply and demand of propane.
Under the emergency order, motor carriers transporting propane are exempt from regulations restricting their hours of service.
Holcomb cited the critical need for propane on farms, in homes and public buildings, and mentions long lines at propane terminals because of a propane shortage at several terminals. Drivers are having to drive greater distances to find terminals with propane and then experiencing long lines and additional wait times to fill their tankers.
The order is in effect until Dec. 2, 2019.