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The current Corona Virus Pandemic has stretched the supply of essential services and provisions to dangerously low levels in some areas of the United States and have created National Emergency Conditions throughout the country. Motor Carriers are a critical component of the supply chain and as such, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has provided regulatory relief for motor carrier operations. It is our intent to provide links to these relief declarations as they become available to enable carriers to operate safely and legally.

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7-13-2020

EXTENSION OF THE MODIFIED EXPANDED EMERGENCY DECLARATION No. 2020-002 UNDER 49 CFR 390.25

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov

6-15-2020

NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT POLICY REGARDING EXPIRING DRIVER'S LICENSES AND MEDICAL EXAMINER'S CERTIFICATES DURING COVID-19 NATIONAL EMERGENCY

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-06

5-3-2020

FMCSA Extends National Emergency Declaration Until June 14

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov

5-13-2020

FMCSA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/COVID-19

4-13-20

Expanded Frequently Asked Questions for State Driver Licensing Agencies and Commercial Drivers Regarding Permissible Actions During the COVID-19 Emergency

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov

4-9-20

Waiver for States Concerning Third Party CDL Skills Test Examiners in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/waiver-states-concerning-third-party-cdl-skills-test-examiners-response-covid-19

4-8-20

Expanded Emergency Declaration Under 49 CFR 390.23 No. 2020-002 (Relating to COVID-19)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/expanded-emergency-declaration-under-49-cfr-ss-39023-no-2020-002-relating-covid-19

4-3-20

Notice of Enforcement Discretion: Operation of Commercial Food Trucks in Federally Funded Interstate Highway Rest Areas

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/media/noe.cfm

4-3-20

FMSCA Statement on State and Local Shelter in Place and Other Restrictions on Movement Relating to COVID-19

FMCSA State and local shelter and restricted movements related to COVID-19

3-31-20

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.

3-30-20

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.

3-27-20

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf Statement on the REAL ID Enforcement Deadline moved to 10-1-21

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/26/real-id-enforcement-deadline

3-25-20

FMCSA COVID-19 Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/fmcsa-covid-19-drug-alcohol-testing-guidance

3-25-20

CVSA Road Check scheduled for May 5-7 postponed. Daily roadside safety inspections will continue.

https://www.cvsa.org/news-entry/2020-roadcheck-postponed/

3-25-20

Frequently Asked Questions Related to the FMCSA Emergency Declaration Part 2

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/frequently-asked-questions-related-fmcsa-emergency-declaration-part-2-03252020

3-24-2020

Enforcement Notice on Expiring CDLs and Medical Cards

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/enforcement-notice-expiring-cdls-32420

3-23-20

DOT Guidance on Compliance with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations

https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/compliance-with-dot-drug-and-alcohol-testing-regulations#_ftn2

3-20-20

Notice of Enforcement Discretion - Emergency Declaration 2020-002 - COVID-19 - 03-20-2020 Temporary Operating Authority

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/notice-enforcement-discretion-emergency-declaration-2020-002-covid-19-03-20-2020

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.

To apply for Temporary Operating Authority click here.

3-20-20

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.

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Operations/Maintenance/Permits/Pages/Blanket-Truck-Weight-Waiver-Details.aspx

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.

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Operations/Maintenance/Permits/Anon/OS1A%2001-18An.pdf

3-19-20

Frequently Asked Questions Related to the FMCSA Emergency Declaration

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/frequently-asked-questions-related-fmcsa-emergency-declaration-03192020

3-18-20

Expanded Emergency Declaration under 49 CFR 390.23 No 2020-002

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov

3-13-20

Emergency Declaration Under 49CFR 390.23 No. 2020-002

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/emergency-declaration-under-49-cfr-ss-39023-no-2020-002

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