The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended the emergency declaration today until May 15, 2020.
In addition to extending the effective date, the declaration was expanded to clarify:
- "Liquefied gases to be used in refrigeration or cooling" are included
- Drivers operating under the declaration are not exempt from 49 C.F.R. 392.2—relating to operation of commercial motor vehicles in accordance with state laws such as speed limits and traffic restrictions
- Drivers operating under the declaration are not exempt from 49 C.F.R. 392.3—relating to operation of a commercial motor vehicle while a driver’s alertness is so impaired or likely to become impaired due to fatigue or illness as to make it unsafe for him/her to continue doing so.
The full text of the extended declaration can be found in the attached document.