Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Hours of Service Update

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted an Hours of Service exemption for ammonia distribution for a period of two years.  IFCA sent a note to FMCSA informing them that ammonia application may begin by the 2nd week of October in northern Illinois, and that a very timely decision would be most helpful.  The rule is for a 2 year exception for anhydrous ammonia transportation from all points of distribution within a 100 air mile radius.  This exemption only covers anhydrous ammonia shipments and Hours of Service regulations will apply to liquid and dry movements from the terminals.  IFCA is still working to restore the HOS exemption for all fertilizer inputs.