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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 16

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of April 16, 2020: Summary of Select Federal COVID-19 Emergency Actions & Regulatory Relief Affecting Trucking Scopelitis Transportation Consulting As the COVID-19 national emergency continues, the federal government is using its authority to grant carriers and drivers flexibility to expedite emergency relief. Scopelitis …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 15

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of April 15, 2020: TSA Exemption to Extend the Expiration Date of Certain Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWIC) On April 15, 2020, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) granted a temporary regulatory exemption regarding the expiration of certain Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWICs).  TSA’s …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 14

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of April 14, 2020: FMCSA allowing cameras to replace people for CDL road tests FreightWaves Skills-test examiners will not be required to be physically present in a truck cab to conduct commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills tests during the COVID-19 emergency if states …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 13

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of April 13, 2020: FMCSA Expanded FAQ on Licensing Issues During COVID On April 13, 2020, FMCSA issued an Expanded Frequently Asked Questions document to provide insight on specific licensing issues affected by the COVID-19 Emergency. The FAQs answer several questions specific to …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 10

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of April 10, 2020: TSA Announces Temporary Exemption of Expiring HME Scopelitis Transportation Consulting Recently the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a notice announcing a temporary exemption regarding the expiration of a CDL drivers’ Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME), and related security threat assessment.  …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 9

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of April 9, 2020: FMCSA Extends and Expands Emergency Declaration Scopelitis Transportation Consulting Yesterday the FMCSA issued an additional expanded Emergency Declaration. The Declaration extends the exemptions through May 15, 2020 and further expands the relief to expressly cover liquefied gases to be …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 8

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of April 8, 2020: CARES Act: How the stimulus package could help your fleet stay afloat FleetOwner The $2 trillion economic recovery package includes $350 billion in SBA loans for companies with fewer than 500 employees. It includes potential forgivable loans to help …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 7

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of April 7, 2020: Carriers report sinking load volumes as panic-buying subsides CCJ The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has more than doubled over the past seven days, according to data compiled by the CDC, and as those numbers continue to rise, …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 6

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of April 6, 2020: Roadside enforcement could decline as COVID-19 picks up FreightWaves New federal guidelines acknowledge that social distancing measures are affecting how state police interact with trucks on the road — and that will likely result in a decline in enforcement, …

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Summary of Select Federal COVID-19 Emergency Actions Affecting Trucking

This summary of select federal COVID-19 emergency actions & regulatory relief affecting trucking was created by Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC: Updated April 6, 2020 As the COVID-19 national emergency continues, the federal government is using its authority to grant carriers and drivers flexibility to expedite emergency relief. Below is a compilation and summary, in date …

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