Utah Governor Exempts Commercial Trucks From Travel Mandate
On April 10, 2020, Governor Gary Herbert (R) announced during one of his daily COVID-19 briefings that commercial vehicle operators are exempt from having to complete the out of state travel order questionnaire the governor announced earlier this week and which TRALA forwarded to its membership in the past few days.
This new announcement comes after TRALA and its allies had contacted the governor's office asking that the trucking industry be exempted from this mandate.
The governor's mandate requires all Utah visitors to complete a travel declaration form when entering the state, creating a large and unnecessary administrative burden for interstate commerce. If commercial truck drivers had not been exempted, it would have been particularly difficult for TRALA member customers to operate vehicles traveling through the state.
You may view the executive order that includes the waiver for commercial trucks by clicking here.
TRALA applauds Governor Herbert's decision to recognize why trucks should receive a waiver from his executive order.
TRALA will continue monitor how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact the truck renting and leasing industry in all 50 states and will provide updates to its members as new information becomes available.
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