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3/27/2020
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, transportation and logistics providers are seeing increased demands for real-time shipment visibility, especially for certain loads, and for electronic payments to streamline cash flow while also safeguarding drivers and office personnel from human contact. Read More

3/26/2020
About two weeks ago, rising insurance costs and truck crashes with “nuclear” jury verdicts in excess of $10 million was the top-of-mind issue for fleet owners and executives. Read More

3/26/2020
Transportation is a very personal face-to-face business but shutdowns, quarantines and in-office employees now working remotely have strained workflows and time-tested policies. Read More

3/24/2020
FMCSA grants, until June 30, 2020, a waiver from certain regulations applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and to other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The Agency has initiated this action in response to the President’s declaration of a national emergency under 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b) related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read More

3/23/2020
Though the outlook for the economy and trucking is somewhat dismal, many fleets for now are busy trying to manage a surge in load demand from grocers and retailers looking to restock empty shelves in the wake of panic buying of late by consumers. Read More

3/23/2020
Recent closures at various state departments of motor vehicles (DMV) can make renewing a commercial license and filing an updated medical certificate more complicated than normal. Read More

3/18/2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Wednesday afternoon expanded its targeted suspension of hour of service regulations for truck and bus drivers hauling certain loads related to responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Now included are fuel; raw materials for items like toilet paper and alcohol related to manufacturing items like masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectants and more. Read More

3/18/2020
While the novel coronavirus has brought about event cancellations across the globe, the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck is not among them – at least not yet. Read More

3/18/2020

Dear ATA Members,

Today, FMCSA released an updated Emergency Declaration related to commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreaks.

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3/14/2020
Dear ATA Member,

Following our email this afternoon, we wanted to let you know that FMCSA has posted the emergency declaration and details with respect to targeted, limited relief from Hours of Service (HOS) for COVID-19 emergency efforts on their website.  We appreciate the clarity the agency is able to provide now and will be working with regulators and businesses to answer questions that will arise in the coming days and weeks.  ATA's Dan Horvath and our safety team are available to help with questions or feedback.  Please read the declaration, and we will call your attention to the section clarifying what qualifies for this emergency relief from HOS regulations. Read More

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