COVID-19 Resource Links

Expansion and Extension of the Modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 Under 49 CFR § 390.25 (February 17, 2021)

This notice continues the relief granted in Emergency Declaration 2020-002, as modified on June 15, 2020, August 15, 2020, and December 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021 subject to the restrictions and limitations set forth herein.

Transportation and Conveyances Mask Order


Commercial Licensces Holders Granted Certain Waiver Extensions

Most extensions are moving to December 31st amid the escalating and continuing issues surrounding the global and pandemic and its affects on the trucking industry.

FMCSA Emergency Declaration Extended to September 14th

"The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hereby declares that the continuing national emergency warrants the extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002.This extension continuesthe exemption granted from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for the fifty States and the District of Columbia as set forth below. This notice extends the exemption through September 14, 2020,subject to the restrictions and limitations set forth in this Extension."

In July, Texans Were Required to Wear Masks

Every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, o rwhen in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household; provided, however,that this face-covering requirement does not apply to all.

Wisconsin Now Requires Masks in Most Public Spaces to Help Fight the Spread of COVID-19

The order is broadly applicable to almost every business environment. It defines “enclosed space” as “a confined space open to the public where individuals congregate, including but not limited to outdoor bars, outdoor restaurants, taxis, public transit, ride-share vehicles, and outdoor park structures.” However, it does not limit or even define the term “indoors” and does not include a social distancing exception for six feet of space between individuals. Unless an individual is alone in an office or an enclosed workstation, he or she must wear a face covering at all times, with certain exceptions.

Workplace Safety Considerations for Michigan Updated

The governor issued Executive Order 2020-161, which revises workplace safeguards.

Michigan Under Stay at Home Order

Where Michigan was once among the states most heavily hit by COVID-19, our per-capita rate of new daily cases is now roughly one-third of the national average. Progress in suppressing the disease, however, appears to have stalled. Cases have risen over the past month—from a rolling seven-day average of 354 cases per day on June 30 to 692 cases on July 28, a two-fold increase.

Updated Hand Sanitizer Refill Locations 7.15.20

As part of ATA's ongoing #ThankATrucker campaign, the have restocked 55-gallon drums of hand sanitizer at these locations, where truck drivers can refill their personal supplies at no cost. Follow link for more details.

"Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings" CDC Page Live

CDC lays out details of use and considerations for those who should and should not wear cloth face coverings when out in public settings to help control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Extension of CDL Holders Waiver due to COVID 19

FMCSA grants, until September 30, 2020, a waiver from certain regulations applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commerciallearner’s permit (CLP) holders and to other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

FMCSA issued an extension of its Hours of Service National Emergency Declaration

This extension continues the exemption granted from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for the fifty States and the District of Columbia as set forth below. This notice extends the exemption through August 14, 2020, subject to the restrictions and limitations set forth in this Extension.

Granting of Waiver Issued by FMCSA for CDL Holders' Permits

FMCSA grants, until September 30, 2020, a waiver from certain regulations applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commerciallearner’s permit (CLP) holders and to other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

Commercial Vehicle Operators Getting More Mailed Masks

FMCSA announced dropped about 2.1 million additional face masks in the mail with a destination of motor carriers. The 2.1 million cloth face masks distributed to highway and motor carrier workers represented a portion of the 15.5 million overall that were provided to transportation workers.

FMCSA Extends but Modifies Emergency Declaration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hereby declares that the continuing national emergency warrants the extension and modification of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 This extension continues the exemption granted from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for the fifty States and the District of Columbia as set forth below. This notice extends the exemption through July 14, 2020, subject to the restrictions and limitations set forth in this Extension.

FMCSA Grants a Three-month Waiver from Certain Pre-employment Testing Requirements

FMCSA grants a three-month waiver from certain pre-employment testing requirements applicable to employers of drivers subject to 49 CFR part 382. This action responds to the President’s Executive Order No. 13924, Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery, issued on May 19, 2020, related to the economic consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency.

FMCSA Guidance on Leveraging Technology to Conduct Compliance Reviews

In order to abide by current regulations and to help prevent the exposure to and spread of Coronavirus, the FMCSA issued a statement including guidance on how they will and how fleets should and will use technology to render remote compliance and safety reviews and issues Safety Ratings without doing onsite visits.

FEMA Issues PPE Usage Guidelines for Non-Healthcare Settings

This guidance summarizes how organizations should consider and manage their personal protective equipment (PPE) needs while ensuring the protection of workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response.

Extension of Expanded Emergency Declaration Issued May 13th

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declares that a national emergency continues to exist that warrants extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002issued on March 13, 2020,expanded on March 18, 2020, and extended and further expanded on April 8, 2020. This Declaration extends the exemption through June 14, 2020.

North Carolina Extends Deadlines for Several DOT Items

5 Month extension placed on several credentials expiring soon including, but not limited to, driver's license, limited learner's permit, learner's permit, etc.

CDC Issues Guidance for Carriers and Long Haul Truckers

What Long-Haul Truck Drivers Need to Know about COVID-19.

Consolidated List of Emergency Declarations, Waivers, and Exemptions

The CVSA has created a helpful website to house and organize transportation related exemptions, waivers, and district or jurisdiction-based emergency declarations related to COVID-19. This web tool is a nice aide in taking a look at what areas have what exemptions in place as well as links to the sources, the original sources as well, and timelines as far as when they will likely end.

FMCSA Poised to Distribute Protective Masks to Truckers

Mask distribution locations include:

Georgia. Southbound on I-75, mile marker 179 just north of Macon.
Illinois. Eastbound on I-80/I-294 at mile marker 1 in Chicago.
Nebraska. Westbound on I-80 at mile marker 431 near Omaha.
Texas. Northbound on I-35 at mile marker 362A about 5 miles south of Hillsboro.
California. Northbound on I-5 in Los Angeles.
New York. Northbound on I-87 at mile marker 33, just north of New York City.

California DMV Changes MER Submission for CDL Holders

California's DMV is now allowing Medical Examination Reports for Commercial Driver License holders to submit paperwork online. Note: CDL holders with a non-expired CDL ONLY can submit an approved CDL Medical Examiner Report (MER) MCSA-5875 and Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) MCSA-5876 through the DMV Virtual Office.

Several States Clarify, Extend COVID-19 Truck-weight Waivers

On April 13, the California Department of Transportation announced it would issue temporary special permits for overweight trucks transporting COVID-19 emergency supplies as part of the recent State of Emergency declaration issued by Governor Gavin Newsom in early March and subsequent activation of the federal Stafford Disaster Relief and Assistance Act.

National Coalition Calls on Congress to Help Process CDLs, CLPs

A national coalition of trucking associations, fleets and driving schools is pressing Congress to take action to reopen driver's license facilities to deal with commercial driver license issues.

Notice of Enforcement Discretion Concerning Certain Requirements for 10-Day State Notification and other Actions on Driver License Records

This Notice is in response to COVID-19 and its effect on people and the immediate risk it presents to public health, safety, and welfare. Many States are experiencing greater than normal employee absences or have closed offices of their State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLA) in response to the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to use social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As a result, some SDLAs may be unable to post to a driver’s record, transmit to a driver’s State of record, or report to the Federal Convictions and Withdrawal Database (FCWD) notification of the driver’s disqualification or conviction within 10 days, as required by 49 CFR 384.208, 384.209, and 384.225(c) or to disqualify drivers as expeditiously as possible, as required by 49 CFR 384.231(c).

Permits Office Temporarily Closed

Permits Office is temporarily closing the public walk-in counter service.

Cleaning Procedures from CDC for Non-emergency Transport Vehicles

Recommendations for U.S. Non-emergency Transport Vehicles that May Have Transported Passengers with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

Check out this helpful online guide from the CDC on how business should proceed if they have Essential Workers that could have been exposed to COVID-19, including helpful links and printer-friendly versions.

Truckers Exempt from Utah COVID-19 Travel Declaration

After a declaration from Utah that the state would begin requiring travelers to fill out a form if crossing their borders was deemed a unnecessary burden for truckers, they have now been noted as exempt from the order.

COVID-19 Travel Declaration In Effect for Utah

Following a recent executive order from Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah will, for the first time, deploy a targeted wireless emergency alert (WEA) on certain highways that cross state borders into Utah. The alert will direct motorists to fill out a brief declaration, or survey, that is available at

Waiver for States Concerning Third Party CDL Skills Test Examiners COVID-19 Response

FMCSA grants a waiver from certain regulations applicable only to States as defined in 49 CFR 383.5. FMCSA has initiated this action in response to the President’s Proclamation Declaring a National Emergency under 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b) (Declaration of National Emergency) concerning the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

FMCSA Annonuces Nationwide Hours of Service Exemption Extension

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Wednesday that, because the COVID-19 emergency continues, the agency is extending the nationwide hours of service exemption until May 15. FMCSA’s notice also expands the conditions of the waiver to include liquefied gases that are used in refrigeration and cooling systems.

PHMSA Issues Waiver of Enforcement Actions

PHMSA gives notice that it will not take enforcement action against any person who fills a DOT-specification cylinder used to transport Division 2.2 non-flammable gas provided the cylinder meets all requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) except that the cylinder is overdue for periodic requalification by no more than 12 months. Depending on the cylinder type, periodic requalification is required at either a 5-year or 10-year interval.

Texas Now Screening Drivers at Eastern Borders

Pursuant to the Texas Governor’s Executive Order GA-12, dated March 29, 2020, persons entering the State of Texas through roadways from Louisiana, or from any other state that may be designated, must self-quarantine for 14 days or the duration of presence in Texas, whichever is shorter. This order does not apply to commercial travel or essential businesses activity.

PHMSA COVID-19 Emergency Special Permits

In support of the critical need to move hazardous materials during the COVID-19 public health emergency, PHMSA is issuing hazardous materials emergency special permits to entities seeking exemptions from specific requirements within the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The special permits are necessary in helping to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, as well as for response and remediation efforts associated with the current emergency.

International Roadcheck Postponed

At this time, International Roadcheck is the only public enforcement initiative that has been postponed. Operation Safe Driver Week is still scheduled for July 12-18 and Brake Safety Week is still set for Aug. 23-29.

FMCSA COVID-19 Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance

FMCSA has released updated drug and alcohol testing guidance for motor carriers and drivers who may be experiencing disruptions in necessary testing resources due to the COVID19 outbreak.

Fleetworthy Solutions Business Update #1 – COVID-19

A Letter from the CEO and President Regarding COVID-19. - Fleetworthy Solutions

Important Information: State Agencies’ Responses to Coronavirus

Continuity of service to our customers is our top priority. We are closely monitoring state DMV offices and other state agencies and their responses to the Coronavirus – To include but not limited to; Short-term regulatory changes, extensions, changes in hours, closures and grace periods. - Fleetworthy Solutions

CDC Guide to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources for the general community regarding the Coronavirus.

Resources for Businesses and Employers

Plan, prepare, and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 - (COVID-19).

Federal Expanded Emergency Declaration

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

Emergency Declaration FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions related to the FMCSA Emergency Declaration 03/19/2020.

CDL Waivers in Response to COVID-19

FMCSA grants, until June 30, 2020, a waiver from certain regulations applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and to other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The Agency has initiated this action in response to the President’s declaration of a national emergency under 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b) related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Enforcement Notice on Expiring CDLs 3.24.20

FMCSA will exercise its enforcement discretion to not take enforcement action a result of DMV and Medical Review offices closing due to COVID-19. This is a detailed page on the suggestions from FMCSA.

Temporary Operating Authority Registration Fee Provisions Waiver

Acknowledges the National emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of essential supplies, equipment, and persons as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks as set forth in Regional Declaration of Emergency 2020-002.

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Information from CISA outlining what types of businesses and industries are considered to be "essential" and specifies transportation and logistics.

Latest Updates on COVID-19 from ATA

A short-list and live feed of the collected latest news and data published by the ATA.

State Oversize/Overweight Load Permit Contacts

Use this list to check with each state's Permits contact to see about what weights are allowed on what roads as it is up to them, not the federal government.

SC&RA OS/OW Permit Alerts

How COVID-19 is affecting OS/OW permitting across states & provinces.

Updates from the ATA on COVID-19 and States Responses

Scroll down to see a consolidated view of DMV and other restrictions, hours changes, etc.

TCA Resources Link for COVID-19 Information

A very comprehensive list of resources from the TCA on many different types of responses to the Coronavirus outbreak.

IRS Extends Tax Deadline

Relief for taxpayers affected by ongoing Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

COVID-19 Resources for Travel Centers and Truckstops

A resource for travel centers and truckstop operators in support of COVID-19 emergency relief.

COVID-19 Information from the World Health Organization

Homepage for information on the COVID-19 pandemic by the WHO.

Summary of IRP Suspensions and Extensions

This list of IRP suspension and extensions is said to be updated at least daily, possibly twice daily.

IRP Closures and Waivers

Excel chart reflecting the notifications IRP has sent out to date, and will continue to be updated.

Important IFTA Information

Information and listing of executive orders relating to IFTA waivers and motor carriers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. List is by notice from each jurisdiction.

AAMVA Consolidated DMV Changes Document

View consolidated information and see how motor vehicle administrations are handling driver licensing and vehicle registration.

AAMVA List of News Related to COVID-19

Homepage of the AAMVA with a long catalogue of information and news relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and the industry.


Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice due to public health emergency.

COVID-19 Updates from the Love's Family of Companies

Love's to remain open for truckers.

Pilot Flying J's COVID-19 Resource Center

Pilot Flying J's to remain open for truckers.

TA Petro TA Express COVID-19 Response

TA locations to remain open to truckers.

DOT Guidance on Compliance with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations

DOT issues guidance on compliance with the DOT and modal drug and alcohol testing programs apply during this period of national emergency.

PHMSA Enforcement Policy Notice Regarding Hazardous Materials Training

PHMSA decided to temporarily halt enforcement actions against shippers and carriers that are unable to comply with training requirements included in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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