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Hours of Service Exemption Extended until January 28, 2018
The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has extended the recent regional hours of service waiver issued on December 30, 2017 for the Eastern, Midwestern, and Southern Service Centers (including Kentucky) effective through the duration of the emergency or January 28, 2018.
Please note the waiver addresses questions on recordkeeping (ELD use) during the emergency by calling for use of paper record of duty status (RODS) and maintaining a copy of the emergency declaration.
States covered in this declaration include: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Please note this declaration is not an exemption from the controlled substances and alcohol use and testing requirements, the commercial driver's license requirements, the financial responsibility (insurance) requirements, the hazardous material regulations, applicable size and weight requirements or any other portion of the regulations not authorized pursuant to 49 CFR 390.23.
Click on the button below to download the emergency declaration.
KPGA Fall Meeting Held at Owensboro Community and Technical College
The Kentucky Propane Gas Association held its annual fall meeting in Owensboro at the local Community and Technical College on September 27.
Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) is the premier state facility, which is training students in alternative fuel technology. KPGA and KYPERC are both sponsors of the college and because of that; propane is a leading alternative fuel source being taught at the campus.
The meeting began with a board meeting and was followed by the annual meeting, which included the installation of officers. Officers will remain the same through 2018, with Shane Fortner (Fortner Gas) as president, Tony Thompson (Dealers LP) as first vice president and Clay Pierce (Prospect Propane) as second vice president.
The board of directors were also announced at the meeting. These members are nominated and elected by marketer members throughout the Commonwealth in their respective districts. The 2018 board of directors are:
District 1: John Camp, Shane Fortner, Ricky Williams
District 2: Daniel Towns, Donald Buckley
District 3: Mark Hardy, Brian Stamm, Richard Winn
At the meeting, the vacant state director position was also filed by nomination and vote from the board of directors. The new state director is Jennifer Baxter with Greenwell Brothers Propane. Jennifer has accepted the position and looks forward to representing all KPGA members amongst the national board.
After the annual meeting, Lewis Nall, director at OCTC, provided a comprehensive tour of the facility and informed KPGA members of the upcoming projects that the students would be working on regarding propane-fueled vehicles.
KPGA continues to promote alternative fueled vehicles, and OCTC remains a close partner to advance the industry.
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Think of all the comforts your family loves about your home: relaxing by the fireplace; enjoying a long, hot shower; or putting on a favorite sweatshirt fresh out of the dryer. When you use propane appliances you can give your family even greater comfort, from endless hot water to softer clothing and cozier heat on cold winter days.