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FMCSA’s Expanded National Emergency Relief

On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 , The FMCSA announced the expanded declaration for relief for commercial motor vehicle relief.

Included freight is:

  • Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

  • Supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants.

  • Food, paper products and other groceries for emergency restocking of distribution centers or stores.

  • Immediate precursor raw materials—such as paper, plastic or alcohol—that are required and to be used for the manufacture of essential items.

  • Fuel

  • Equipment, supplies and persons necessary to establish and manage temporary housing, quarantine

  • Persons designated by federal, state or local authorities for medical, isolation, or quarantine purposes

  • Persons necessary to provide other medical or emergency services.

During this period:

Drivers are not required to take a 30 minute break.

34 Hour restart is not required during this period.

Reporting of hours in a log book ELD is not required.

For more information please contact us at:

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