By Karen Anderson, WBZ-TV

CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) — The snowy weather is increasing need for home heating oil, but slowing down delivery times. 

As a result in New Hampshire, state officials are temporarily lifting restrictions on the number of hours oil truck delivery drivers can work so that no one will be without heat.

Commissioner of Safety John J. Barthelmes is waiving the rules limiting the hours of operation of fuel delivery truck from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5.  The commissioner has taken this action to ensure that New Hampshire homes and businesses receive adequate supplies of heating fuel.

The owners of McLaughlin Oil in Nashua welcome the news for his industry.  He says their demand is up 30 percent and it takes 20 percent more time to make the deliveries in the winter weather.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports.

Comments (4)
  1. John Peterson says:

    What exactly is hour limit oil truck drivers in NH and Mass
    can work work by law and WHY? The story was done twice
    between 5 and 630 p.m. and I didn’t hear my question answered.
    Isn’t “why” a tenet of journalism?

  2. emom says:

    What in the heck is this all about,, ahhhhh WHAT LIMITS,, ITS HOME HEATING OIL,, WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO PEOPLE, WHO’S INSANE RACINAL WAS THIS,, AND WHAT THE HECK FOR ,,, gee more info please

  3. Cynic says:

    New Hampshire has rules on when you can get your Oil? Who do they thinkl they are,Massachusetts?I guess they are entitled to ONE dumb Law…We have thousands of them.

  4. emom says:

    OH CYNIC,, where have you been,,, LOL,,, this is just another show of the ENTITLED GENERATION, believing they can snap their fingers, and make us jump thru those hoops,.. when will folks get a clue,,,

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