The coronavirus outbreak is affecting both the trucking industry and the entire U.S. economy in many different ways. With new developments and announcements occurring at least daily, this information can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a list of resources for trucking-related coronavirus and COVID-19 updates and information.
ATA establishes COVID-19 update hub
The American Trucking Association’s COVID-19 Update Hub provides members and industry stakeholders with timely, fact-based information to answer frequently asked questions and address common challenges that have arisen from the pandemic and some aspects of the national response. ATA will regularly update the hub with verified information and guidance provided by government officials and other stakeholders involved in response efforts. You will also find information on emergency declarations from states.
TCA sets up resources page with daily updates via email
The Truckload Carriers Association has established a COVID-19 resources page on its website with links to organization and company updates. TCA will be sending daily updates via email, with the most pertinent updates focused on the truckload industry.
The latest COVID-19 info brought to you by OOIDA and Land Line
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association and its Land Line Media are compiling the latest updates from federal and state governments on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, including regulatory, health and parking notifications by state. OOIDA will regularly update the information as new reports or announcements are made. This includes COVID-19 state and provincial notices.
FMCSA’s emergency declarations, waivers, exemptions and permits website
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is coordinating with states that have issued official emergency declarations and also publishes links to FMCSA emergency declarations on its website. The agency also has a new webpage where you can find, all in one place, the latest trucking information, declarations and resources in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
DOT Guidance on Compliance with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations
This guidance document provides clarity to DOT-regulated employers, employees and service agents on conducting DOT drug-and-alcohol testing while responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Carriers are required to comply with the DOT and modal drug and alcohol testing programs during this period of national emergency.
FEMA’s Coronavirus Rumor Control
The purpose of the FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control website is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts about the response to the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic.. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis.
Coronavirus Tax Relief
The IRS has established a special section on its website listing steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available.