State Patrol Helps Reduce Trucking Regulations on Fire Relief Supplies
Centennial, Colo., – March 20, 2017 – The Colorado State Patrol has lifted certain transportation regulations in order to ease the shipping of fire relief materials and supplies. In response to the Northeast Colorado fire, certain provisions of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, as well as fuel and registration tax permits have been waived for commercial carriers through April 8th. The order should also aide in getting supplies to other fire impacted areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
On March 6th, a grass fire charred 32,000 acres in the largest eastern slope fire in decades. The fires devastated fragile sand hills range land, killed livestock, burned houses and outbuildings, and left many producers with little left to make a living.
The damage created an immediate need for livestock feed, fencing supplies, erosion control materials and other supplies which in many cases require the need for commercial carriers to transport.
For more information on how to donate and aid these producers please visit http://coloradofarmbureau.com/disasterfund/
Checks payable to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation, cash and credit card payments are being accepted at this time. Please note Disaster Fund-CO Wildfire in the memo line on the check. Cash and checks can be sent to:
Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Disaster Fund
9177 E. Mineral Circle
Centennial, CO 80112
To make an online donation, click here. All major credit cards are accepted.
Colorado Farm Bureau is the state’s largest grassroots organization with more than 25,000 members across Colorado. CFB seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values.