The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has launched a new, public online repository for current emergency declarations, waivers, amendments, extensions, exemptions, executive orders in Canada and the U.S. The commercial motor vehicle enforcement community, the motor carrier industry and the general public may reference this repository at any time.
Following my recent blog post on HOS suspension due to COVID-19, I got a spike in the number of HOS questions, specific to the Emergency Declaration.
Below are answers to the Top 20 Questions that our customers ask today:
Being an owner-operator means being your own business owner, and you’re probably asking yourself this April 2020: Should I run during the coronavirus pandemic? How will the COVID-19 outbreak affect my profits? Where can I get trucking loads?
Let’s take a closer look at your options.
Transport Canada has issued a letter that motor carriers and their employees can fill out to identify themselves as essential workers.
Everything you wanted to know about trucking during an Emergency Declaration, but were afraid to ask! In this session, Marc Moncion, Vice President Safety, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs will answer your questions to help bring clarity to the HOS exemption granted by the FMCSA.
The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced that it will be providing temporary relief to Truckers from some requirements when transporting alcohol-based hand sanitizers on highways as defined by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) under 49 CFR Parts 171-180.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Program – Temporary Certificates
On March 30, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced temporary options for provincially regulated trucking companies that operate in Ontario only, including hours of service (HOS).
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a second set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding their Emergency Declaration on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
The first set of the FAQs can be found here.