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Propane Bobtail Driver Certification Waived During COVID Outbreak

On March 25, 2020, at the request of the Texas Propane Gas Association, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) issued a waiver for transport drivers, exempting drivers from certification requirements during the COVID outbreak. This week, the association has received written clarification from the Railroad Commission of Texas regarding the waiver that although it only states transport drivers in the waiver, it applies to both transports and bobtails.

"The Notice to Alternative Fuels Licensed Transport Companies sent out March 25, 2020 was issued to prevent a shortage of LPG drivers, due to the pandemic, and a potential for local or regional propane shortages, due to a decline in the certified LPG driver population. This notice allows both bobtail (local) and transport (regional) drivers to perform delivery operations without a Railroad Commission of Texas certification while Governor Abbott’s State of Disaster remains in effect." "Once the Disaster Declaration concludes, all drivers must take and pass the required certification exam prior to resuming activities requiring certification" - Railroad Commission of Texas


For further information and inquiries, please contact the association at (800)325-7427 or reply to this email with your questions. For additional COVID business resources, please visit

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