FRANKFORT, KY — In late December, Jim Gray, the transportation secretary of Kentucky, issued an official order to temporarily suspend maximum driving time for drivers transporting livestock feed and live poultry.

The decision came as Gray and Kentucky were addressing delays in the supply chain brought on by the winter temperatures and conditions around the Christmas holiday.

“This temporary waiver of service hours helps support the agricultural industry by accelerating the delivery of critical supplies and live poultry,” Gray said in a news release.

Any person operating under the emergency order should have a copy of the declaration in the cab of the vehicle being driven. All other safety requirements shall remain.

The order will continue in effect until Jan. 20, 2023.