With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the incredible speed at which things are changing, we are facing unprecedented times. Trucking is at the front-line to support our communities. Use this page to stay up to date with information from ATA, FMCSA and local governments.
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
Emergency Declaration Portal
Find state-by-state specific information including emergency declarations, waivers, amendments, extensions, exemptions, and executive orders in this easy-to-navigate, online portal.
FMCSA has announced an emergency declaration for hours-of-service in all 50 states to support truckers involved in transportation of COVID-19 related goods.
Drug & Alcohol Testing
Guidance document provides clarity to DOT-regulated employers, employees, and service agents on conducting DOT drug-and-alcohol testing given concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
FMCSA to Distribute 1M Protective Masks to Drivers
Keeping truckers and community safe is an important part of moving America forward. On April 30th, working with state governments, FMCSA began distributing protective masks to drivers.
IFTA and IRP Emergency Waivers
Many states are granting temporary waivers of International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) requirements for carriers transporting goods and services for disaster relief from COVID-19. It is each state jurisdictions’ responsibility, rather than FMCSA, to issue IFTA, IRP registrations, license renewals and trip permits.
Tips for staying safe on the road
- Limit any hand contact with your eyes, ears, nose & mouth.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap & warm water — for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if available.
- Clean your cell phone with sanitizer often.
- When exchanging paperwork, use disposable gloves, if possible. Use your own pen.
- Keep the inside of your vehicle clean — scrubbing with cleaners/disinfectants & break out the vacuum. Here’s some more tips on cleaning and sanitizing truck cabs.
- Avoid shaking hands with anyone until the threat is over — a verbal greeting or wave is appropriate.
- Practice respiratory hygiene — cover mouth & nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Seek medical attention early if you develop a fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing.
- Stay informed & follow advice given by your healthcare provider, the CDC or WHO.
- If there is a chance you were infected, stay away from people & self-quarantine.
- Need to get tested? Here’s how to get help away from home.
Supporting our front lines during the COVID-19 Crisis
Meals for Truck Drivers
As people across the country stay home to slow the spread of the virus, truckers are on the front lines delivering essential goods to our communities. Truck drivers are keeping our shelves stocked and supermarkets full, but are having a hard time finding a meal for themselves due to some restaurants and truck stops being closed along typical routes.
EROAD has partnered with Oregon Trucking Associations and Washington Trucking Association to support drivers with food and safety supplies to keep them happy, healthy and on the road.
EROAD also partnered with Washington Trucking Association and donated $1,000 to help truckers get meals brought to them at the ports of Washington.
Learn more about ATA’s efforts on keeping truck stops open and the restaurants across the nation that are supporting truckers.
Want to help?
- Consider ways to make portable shower facilities accessible for truck drivers. One group turned their unused high school into a rest stop for drivers.
- Donate to your state trucking association’s trucker relief program. Donate to Oregon Trucking’s Feed a Trucker Program.
- When giving out box lunches to truck drivers include protective personal safety supplies, including hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, and disinfectant wipes for cleaning inside the cab.
- If you’re putting together a relief event, look for places that have enough space for truckers to pick up meals that won’t cause traffic jams.
Join the cause and support your community!
WEBINAR: Preparing for the ‘New Normal’: How to Get Your Operations Ready Beyond COVID-19
During these unprecedented times with COVID-19, the trucking industry quickly met this challenge by continuing to deliver essential amenities to communities across the country. Federal and state agencies aimed to support the truckers by providing Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Guidance and other relief from regulatory requirements around hours-of-service, drug and alcohol testing and CDL renewals. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures.
However, what will carriers and drivers need to do once all the Declarations and Waivers lift?
Watch this recorded webinar presented by Annette Sandberg, CEO of TransSafe Consulting LLC, and moderated by Soona Lee, EROAD’s Director of Regulatory Compliance, to learn how carriers and drivers can start preparing to get back to operation.
Topics covered in this webinar include:
- Strategies to ensure compliance beyond COVID-19 orders
- Understanding your obligations around CDL and medical cards
- Documentation to provide compliance during the COVID-19 emergency
EROAD’s Contact Tracing Service
One thing we are certain of here at EROAD is our commitment to you. While we have implemented CDC guidance to keep employees safe by having them work remotely, EROAD remains open and fully operational to service and support customers during this trying time. Our warehouse and shipping remain fully operational and we do not currently anticipate any disruptions to our inventory.
If you need to reach an EROAD team member, you can call or email us:
Thank you truckers for your continued efforts to bring goods and service to families and businesses across America.
EROAD stands with you and is proud to be part of the trucking industry.