Gov. Jerry Brown suspends HOS regulations for wildfire recovery efforts

The Hours of Service Regulations have been temporarily suspended in California for truckers who are aiding in the wildfire recovery efforts.

The wildfire, which has blazed through Ventura County, California over the past few days, has burned over 132,000 acres and caused multiple highway closures, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a State of Emergency for the entire county, reported NPR.

Under the State of Emergency declaration, hours-of-service regulations will be suspended for truck drivers helping in the clean up and recovery efforts.

As of 1 p.m. on Friday, December 8th, multiple road closures and evacuations orders were still in effect in Ventura County.