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Kansas extends break on rules for hauling hay

December 30, 2011

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— Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback continues to give truck drivers some relief from state regulations if they're hauling hay to livestock in drought-stricken areas.

Brownback has extended an executive order suspending some trucking regulations until Jan. 27. The governor began providing the relief in October.

Truck drivers won't need permits to haul loads up to 12 feet wide. Normally, a special permit is required for loads more than 8½ feet wide.

The order applies both when truckers are transporting hay within Kansas and when they're driving through Kansas to deliver hay in Oklahoma and Texas.

However, the latest order restricts travel at night and during bad weather, limitations that hadn't been in place previously.

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