FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration into June
May 13, 2020 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced an extension of their emergency declaration which was set to expire on May 15, 2020.
The extended declaration allows motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) relief effort to continue to operate under the current exemptions through June 14, 2020.
This is the third extension or expansion of the emergency declaration which was first issued by the FMCSA on March 13, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The latest extension of the emergency declaration maintains the current exemption from Hours-of-Service regulations, including 30 minute rest breaks, and the 34 hour restart requirement. At this point it is unclear if another extension of the current emergency declaration will be needed in June when the current declaration is set to expire.
You may view the latest extension of the FMCSA's emergency declaration by clicking here. If you have any questions or concerns about the emergency declaration please contact Jake Jacoby at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrew Stasiowski at email@example.com.