FMCSA Update: Emergency Declaration Extension: 02.12.21
. This extension includes the same regulatory relief for motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts related to COVID-19, as included in the December 1st declaration.th
The expanded declaration published today is limited to the transportation of:
As with previous declarations, emergency regulatory relief is provided from parts 390 through 399 of the FMCSRs, including the hours-of-service regulations. Emergency relief does not include certain FMCSR’s related to the safe operation of CMVs, such as controlled substance and alcohol testing, financial responsibility requirements, CDL requirements, operation of a CMV while ill or fatigued, size and weight requirements, and additional FMCSR’s which are outlined in the declaration.
Additionally, ATA is monitoring several other waivers that are set to expire the end of this month, including the CDL/CLP and Medical Certificate waivers. We will provide an update if any extensions are issued.
We encourage everyone to review the applicability, restrictions, and limitations which are included in the exemptionPaul Ruiz or meknow.