Kansas Suspends Rules for Trucks Helping with Joplin Tornado Relief

Governor Sam Brownback's executive order expands hours truckers can work, waives permit fees

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order Wednesday suspending some state regulations for trucks involved in disaster relief efforts for Joplin, Mo., through June 22. The Kansas governor's action expands the hours that truckers can work if they're helping to haul away debris or bring supplies. The executive order also waives fees for permits that are required for trucks to carry loads that exceed state weight limits.

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