Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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HOS Waiver

If you are transporting ammonia from the terminals to the retail sites, please print off the federal Hours of Service waiver that is posted at and carry it in your truck.  Most state and federal law enforcement officers should be aware of the HOS waiver for ammonia transport within a 100 mile radius of the distribution point, but if you run across one that isn't, having proof on hand might get you back on the road quicker.  The HOS waiver for movements between terminals and warehouses to the retail point only applies for anhydrous ammonia, not for liquid or dry fertilizer, chemicals or seed.  For retail to farm deliveries, ammonia, dry and liquid fertilizer, chemicals and seed all still enjoy the full HOS exemption.  If you have questions please call IFCA.