With the late snows and cold soils, producers are facing a shorter spring planting schedule. As a result, there are increased fertilizer demands across Montana to be able to get in the fields and plant as soon as conditions allow.
Montana Gov. Bullock yesterday signed an executive order under Title 10, MCA, temporarily exempting certain carriers from hours of service regulations, and associated ELD regulations.
“The order pertains only to carriers anyone currently hauling anhydrous or other fertilizers as long as they have a CDL,” said Andy Fjeseth, communications at Montana Department of Agriculture.
The executive order requires that carriers and commercial drivers operate their commercial motor vehicles in a safe and prudent manner.
‘Hours of service” requirements must be followed if a driver needs immediate rest. The order will expire at midnight on June 6, 2019.