TSA offers guidance on HMEs and TWICs

From National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC). In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is finalizing a draft exemption notice and accompanying memo that permits State licensing entities to grant a 120-day extension on a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) security threat assessment for drivers whose HMEs expired on March 1, 2020, or later within […]

CDC self-quarantine guidance for greater NYC transportation & delivery workers

On March 26, the CDC clarified their guidance concerning transportation and delivery workers who had traveled through, or work in the area. When we issued the self-quarantining guidance for greater New York City residents leaving this area, it was out of an abundance of caution to help protect U.S. areas with lower levels of COVID-19 […]

Wilson Elser to host Coronavirus webinars

From MTAC partner Wilson Elser. Wilson Elser is committed to keeping our clients informed of the insurance and broader business implications of the coronavirus outbreak. In addition to the information and insights available to you via the firm’s Coronavirus Resource Center, we are offering a series of webinars on related topics for which we have […]

FMCSA grants limited exemptions for expired CDLs, medical cards

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 24 issued a formal notice that it will not take enforcement action for certain expired commercial driver licenses, learner permits and medical certifications through June 30. “Many States are experiencing greater than normal employee absences or have closed offices of their state driver licensing […]

FMCSA COVID-19 drug and alcohol testing guidance

From FMCSA. To help ensure the safety and well-being of everyone, while also ensuring that we continue to meet our mission, we are providing the following guidance in effect until May 30, 2020 (90 days from the date proclaimed as the beginning of the national emergency in the President’s Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency […]

FAQs related to FMCSA Emergency Declaration Part 2: March 25

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a second set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding their emergency declaration, which primarily dealt with an Hours of Service (HOS) waiver for the transportation of supplies in response to the public health emergency. New FAQs First set of FAQs Members may also be interested in […]

How truckers are keeping shelves stocked and packages delivered amid outbreak

From NBC’s Today Show. The nation’s 3 million truck drivers are unsung heroes of the coronavirus, working overtime to keep the critical supply chain moving. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for TODAY from Houston. Click here to see the archived video report.

Overweight divisible load permits for transportation of emergency relief supplies

View the update and clarification post on this topic. In response to the public health emergency, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has issued a declaration allowing for divisible load permits for up to 125% of the current legal limit for a given wheel spacing and axle configuration. Such permits are only available for the transportation […]

Tips for the trucking industry to stay healthy and safe

During this public health emergency, the trucking industry is considered “essential” and may continue to operate during Governor Lamont’s “stay at home” Executive Order. While the industry is working, we must do everything possible to protect the health and safety of member employees. Accordingly, MTAC is sharing some practices being used by members to maximize […]

Commercial trucking is essential business, can continue to operate

Governor Lamont has issued an additional Executive Order, which further clarifies what businesses are “essential,” and therefore exempt from the “stay at home” order. “Commercial trucking” is clearly defined in the latest Executive Order as an essential business. Additionally, construction, including commercial and residential, are considered essential. There are many other kinds of businesses considered […]