As the world continues to respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), truck drivers and motor carriers must maintain their operations to deliver necessary goods to residents across the nation.
For this reason, we have created this Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource page that includes information for drivers and motor carriers dealing with the virus.
Regulations and Legislative Changes (by date)
- The EPA has issued a waiver to avert a potential gas shortage (March 27). Read more here.
- The Department of Homeland Security delays REAL ID enforcement date to 2021 (March 26). Read more here.
- The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has delayed its International Roadcheck, originally scheduled for May 5-9, (March 25). Find more here.
- CVSA offers guidance on Coronavirus protocol for roadside inspections (March 24). Read more here.
- CDL expirations extended: Drivers with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) and medical cards that have expired or will expire after March 1, 2020, will be granted relief from getting them renewed through June 30, 2020 (March 24). Read more here.
- DOT issues update on Drug and Alcohol testing (March 23). Find more here.
- Hours of Service regulations have been suspended for some drivers - namely those hauling emergency goods (March 14). Read more here.
- President Trump declared a National Emergency, which changes some transportation regulations (March 13). Here's what that means.
Health and Safety Resources
- Proper hand-washing protocols should be followed at all times to reduce the spread of germs that can cause COVID-19. Watch the WHO video on proper protocol above.
- Know the symptoms of COVID-19. Read more here.
- Know what to do if you think you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Here are guidelines from the CDC.
- COVID-19 Cases have spread to all 50 states. See an updated CDC map of each state's reported cases. Find it here.
- One upside – there are fewer people on the road now that more than 150 million Americans are working from home and avoiding travel. Fewer drivers has eased up traffic routes, according to a American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Read more here.
- Across the nation, a number of states have ordered the closing of restaurants and bars. Here is an updated list of state regulations.
Note: These lists are not intended to be all-inclusive.
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