FMSCA Statement on State and Local Shelter in Place and Other Restrictions on Movement Relating to COVID-19
FMCSA will exercise its enforcement discretion to not take enforcement action for the following: Expired CDL, CLP, Non CDL drivers' license and medical certification. This enforcement discretion shall expire 6-30-20.
1. 49 CFR 383.23(a)(2) - a CLP or CDL holder operating a CMV with an expired license, but only if the CLP or CDL was valid on February 29, 2020, and expired on or after March 1, 2020.
2. 49 CFR 383.37(a) -a motor carrier that allows a CLP or CDL driver to operate a CMV during a period in which the driver does not have a current CLP or CDL, but only if the CLP or CDL was valid on February 29, 2020, and expired on or after March 1, 2020.
3. 49 CFR 391.11(b)(5) - a CMV driver (i.e., CLP, CDL, or non-CDL license holder) or motor carrier that allows a CMV driver to operate a CMV during a period in which the driver's operator license has expired, but only if the driver's license was valid on February 29, 2020, and expired on or after March 1, 2020, and the driver is otherwise qualified to drive under 391.11.
4. 49 CFR 391.45(b) - a CMV driver or motor carrier that allows a CMV driver to operate a CMV during a period in which the driver does not have the current medical certificate as required by 49 CFR 391.45(b), but only if the driver has evidence of a medical certification that was valid on February 29, 2020 and expired on or after March 1, 2020.
UCR Recommends Enforcement Start on July 1
The recent crisis brought on by the widespread outbreak of COVID-19, UCR is requesting that states delay enforcement until July 1, 2020.
Acting Secretary Chad Wolf Statement on the REAL ID Enforcement Deadline moved to 10-1-21
FMCSA COVID-19 Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance
CVSA Road Check scheduled for May 5-7 postponed. Daily roadside safety inspections will continue.
Frequently Asked Questions Related to the FMCSA Emergency Declaration Part 2
Enforcement Notice on Expiring CDLs and Medical Cards
DOT Guidance on Compliance with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations
Notice of Enforcement Discretion - Emergency Declaration 2020-002 - COVID-19 - 03-20-2020 Temporary Operating Authority
FMCSA Emergency Declaration Temporary Operating Authority
One of the provisions of the Expanded Emergency Declaration issued by the FMCSA is an option for Temporary (Interstate) Operating Authority. This operating authority will only apply to motor carriers providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting supplies and equipment. For more information on applying for Temporary Operating Authority call us at 1-877-722-8059.
Ohio Blanket Permit
Ohio has issued a Special Blanket Permit for highways and bridges maintained by the Ohio Department of Transportation. This special permit will allow carriers providing direct assistance in transporting emergency items. There are no fees for this permit. To download a copy click on the link below.
Be sure to also print out form OS 1/A 1/18 which must accompany each of these Special Blanket Permits in every power unit utilizing these permits. The OS 1/A 1/18 form may be downloaded from the link below.
Frequently Asked Questions Related to the FMCSA Emergency Declaration
Expanded Emergency Declaration under 49 CFR 390.23 No 2020-002
Emergency Declaration Under 49CFR 390.23 No. 2020-002