COVID-19 Resources

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.

We keep moving, because you keep moving. Thank you for all that you do.

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

CVSA

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

 
Hours-of-Service (HOS):

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Extended until November 30: The latest declaration provides regulatory relief only for 49 CFR §395.3 “Maximum Driving Time for Property-Carrying Vehicles.” The declaration applies specifically to CMV operations involved directly in COVID-19 relief efforts including, but not limited to, transporting vaccines, medical supplies and equipment; livestock and livestock feed; and food, paper products, and other groceries for emergency restocking. Additional commodities covered under the newest declaration include gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and ethyl alcohol; and supplies to assist individuals impacted by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic such as building materials for displaced individuals. Reporting Requirements: The notice directs motor carriers that voluntarily operate under the terms of this extension and amendment of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 to report within 5 days after the end of each month their reliance on the Declaration. To report, motor carriers will access their portal account at https://portal.fmcsa.dot.gov/login. We strongly encourage everyone to review the applicability, restrictions, and limitations.

 

Expired CDL and Medical Cards:

FMCSA’s CDL, CLP, and Medical Certificate Expiration Waivers and Enforcement Notice Expires November 30: On August 31, FMCSA extended its waiver regarding the validity of CDLs, CLPs, and certain medical certificates. CDL and CLP holders, and interstate drivers operating CMVs with credentials that expired on or after March 1, 2020, have until November 30 to renew these credentials. Drivers whose medical certification or medical variance expired on or after June 1, 2021, also have until November 30 to renew. Given ongoing service reductions at many SDLAs and medical facilities, the agency determined that it is in the public interest to extend this waiver. This is not a blanket exemption from the CLP, CDL, and/or Medical Certificate requirements. Drivers and carriers should review the waiver details and check with SDLAs to ensure their operations qualify. Some states have indicated they will not extend the expiration periods to match FMCSA’s waiver.

 

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).

 

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?

 

Join the cause and support your community!

WEBINAR: Best Practices for Safety during a Pandemic

 

EROAD’s Training Manager Susan Reszczynski reveals best practices for safety during a pandemic. Learn how to stay agile, curious and adaptable during a year of change.

 

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • Tips on building resiliency and improving safety
  • Updating your company policies
  • Future proofing your business

Thinking of mandating vaccines for your drivers?

While requiring employees to get immunizations and vaccines is not new, there are some questions for mandatory vaccination programs versus voluntary compliance you’ll want to consider.  This article from HDT may help: Should My Company Mandate and Promote Driver Vaccines?

EROAD’s Contact Tracing Service

 

If in the unfortunate circumstance one of your drivers comes into contact with a person who has a suspected COVID-19 infection, EROAD can assist with wider contact tracing efforts. The GPS capabilities of the EROAD telematics solution, which utilizes the Ehubo hardware unit fitted into company vehicles, allows you to track where your drivers have been, when they were there and who they were in contact with. Customers can use the free EROAD Contact Tracing Service in case of a suspected infection to minimize risk to your fleet and take early precautions to reduce infection.
 

 

Customer Care

 

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 services to families and businesses across America.

EROAD stands with you and is proud to be part of the trucking industry.