On March 13, 2020, the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory flexibility to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The declaration applies to carriers providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts to meet immediate needs for:
Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.
Supplies and equipment, including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants, necessary for healthcare worker, patient and community safety, sanitation, and prevention of COVID-19 spread in communities.
Food for emergency restocking of stores.
Equipment, supplies and persons necessary for establishment and management of temporary housing and quarantine facilities related to COVID-19.
Persons designated by Federal, State or local authorities for transport for medical, isolation or quarantine purposes.
Personnel to provide medical or other emergency services.
To ensure continued safety, the emergency declaration stipulates that once a driver has completed his or her delivery, the driver must receive a minimum of 10 hours off duty if transporting property and 8 hours if transporting passengers.
The CSA Handbook: A complete Guide for CMV Drivers covers all the information interstate truck and motor coach drivers need to operate successfully under CSA. It provides explanations on the seven BASIC'S, severity tables and tips for avoiding the most common violations as well as how to prepare for a roadside inspection. For more information or to order now click here.
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