The FMCSA’s Emergency Declaration that was set to expire on February 28, 2022, has been extended until May 31, 2022. As with the previous extension, this declaration applies only to 395.3 “Maximum Driving Time for Property-Carrying Vehicles”. Reporting requirements previously established remain in effect.
The declaration extended is limited to the transportation of:
- livestock and livestock feed
- medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19
- vaccines, constituent products, and medical supplies and equipment, including ancillary supplies/kits for the administration of vaccines, related to the prevention of COVID-19
- 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
- food, paper products, and other groceries for emergency restocking of distribution centers or stores
- gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and ethyl alcohol
- supplies to assist individuals impacted by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., building materials for individuals displaced or otherwise impacted as a result of the emergency)
To be eligible, the transportation must be both of qualifying commodities and incident to the immediate restoration of those essential supplies. You are strongly encouraged to review the applicability, restrictions, and limitations listed within the waiver. Read the extension of the Emergency Declaration.
More waivers extended.
The FMCSA has also extended existing waivers related to:
- CLP holders
- out of state skills testing
- the 14 day waiting period