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September 7th, 2021
FMCSA COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Extended Through February 2022

UPDATED, Nov. 30, 2021 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has responded to the COVID-19 variants and to supply chain challenges by extending its emergency declaration. The updated emergency declaration now runs through Feb. 28, 2022. The prior emergency declaration expired on Nov. 30, 2021.

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February 17th, 2021
FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Declaration Through August of 2021

UPDATED, May 27, 2021 -The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is again extending its Emergency Declaration giving motor carriers and drivers relief from specific federal safety regulations related to the hauling of COVID-19 relief supplies. This extension specifically covers the transportation of vaccines, their components and supplies necessary for their administration. FMCSA is continuing the overall relief through the end of August, 2021. Starting June 1, 2021 and running through August 31, 2021, this will replace and modify the prior Emergency Declaration, which was set to run through May 31, 2021.

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December 1st, 2020
FMCSA Again Extends, Modifies COVID-19 Declaration Through February, 2021

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is again extending and altering its Emergency Declaration giving motor carriers and drivers relief from specific federal safety regulations related to the hauling of COVID-19 relief supplies. This extension specifically includes the transportation of vaccines, their components and supplies necessary for their administration. FMCSA is continuing the overall relief through the end of February, 2021.

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July 20th, 2020
FMCSA Using Discretion When Enforcing Random Trucker Drug Testing Due to COVID-19

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced it would use discretion when enforcing the random drug and alcohol testing requirements on motor carriers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Motor carriers unable to fully comply with the requirements must document the specific reasons why they could not complete the tests and their attempts to identify other testing sites and resources.

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July 15th, 2020
COVID-19 and Trucking, Part 3: Adjusting to New Technology

The post-COVID-19 world of trucking could result in new drivers and new management. It could also result in new customers. However, adaptation, already the mantra of the pandemic, will be the guiding force for motor carrier survival and ultimate success. Adaptation will also extend in another direction, technology. What does the presence of COVID-19 have to do with technology? Plenty.

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June 25th, 2020
COVID-19 and Trucking, Part 2: Adjusting to New Customers, Receivers

Fleets operating in the COVID-19 world of trucking must learn to adjust in order to survive. Their adjustments will mirror the societal changes everyone went through, from social distancing and enhanced sanitation to a workforce that no longer reports to “the office.” But for motor carriers, the changes extend to the core of their business: customers and freight.

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June 16th, 2020
COVID-19 and Trucking, Part 1: Adjusting to a New Future

As the new future for the trucking comes into focus expect change in the very composition of the industry. Many smaller fleets are closing shop. After the initial consumer response to the pandemic, with restocking of shelves driving freight volumes, demand has slowed up. Gone, too, are many local businesses whose shipping needs fed the smaller fleets. Some independent truck drivers are choosing to spend time at home until the economy rebounds and freight rates rise.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
June 10th, 2020
FMCSA Extends, Modifies COVID-19 Declaration and Drug Testing Waiver

Updated, September 14, 2020– The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is again extending and altering its Emergency Declaration giving motor carriers and drivers relief from specific federal safety regulations related to the hauling of COVID-19 relief supplies.

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May 14th, 2020
Podcast #41: The Challenging Road to a Trucking Recovery Following COVID-19

While the trucking industry is dealing with the most adverse business conditions in decades following the COVID-19 outbreak, there may be some reasons for optimism. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with William Cassidy, senior trucking editor at the Journal of Commerce, as they discuss what the future may hold for the industry.

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April 21st, 2020
Podcast #40: Trucking Fleet Finds New Life after Losing Most of its Business to COVID-19

In this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, host Evan Lockridge talks with Chip Warterfield of the trucking company Upstaging Lighting and Transport. They talk about what Upstaging, including its drivers and other employees, is doing to survive this crisis. They also discuss how its drivers, whose jobs are usually anything but typical for trucking, have been affected and how other fleets may want to follow what Upstaging has done.

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April 10th, 2020
COVID-19 Response: Do You Qualify for a Small Business Loan?

Updated, July 6, 2020 – While motor carriers and professional drivers continue to respond to our nation’s needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, financial assistance may be available to many small-and mid-sized carriers and independent contractors, if you act quickly. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers an opportunity for qualified businesses to help maintain payrolls and to cover eligible business expenses.

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April 6th, 2020
Truck Traffic Volumes Remain Strong Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

PrePass Safety Alliance compiled data from January through March 2020 to compare the total number of commercial vehicles traveling past its coast-to-coast bypass locations. Representing both PrePass and non-PrePass enrolled vehicles, 13.28 million trucks traveled through or past these locations during March. This number is up from 12.74 million in February and nearly as high as the 13.29 million trucks recorded in January.

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