FMCSA extends and modifies HOS emergency declaration through July 14
June 15, 2020
FMCSA has modified and extended the duration of the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration until July 14, 2020. The original declaration was set to expire on Sunday, June 14. The announcement can be found here.
Of note, the modified and extended emergency declaration provides regulatory relief only to commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to COVID-19 and is limited to transportation of:
- Livestock and livestock feed;
- Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19; and
- Supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, sanitation, and prevention of community transmission of COVID-19 such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants.
FMCSA concluded there is no longer need for emergency relief with respect to the other categories of supplies, equipment and persons covered by the previous May 13 extension and those categories are therefore no longer covered as of June 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET.