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FMCSA Suspends HOS Regulations for Some Drivers & Carriers

March 17, 2020


Pursuant to the emergency declared by the President, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued its own emergency declaration granting temporary emergency waivers from hours-of-service (HOS) regulations in certain situations.

In particular, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of coronavirus relief efforts have been granted emergency relief from the regulations. Some restrictions do apply, however. In order to meet the qualifications for the waiver, shipments must be 100% comprised of certain types of good specified in the emergency declaration; shipments mixed with other types of goods will not qualify, and thus will still need to be in compliance with normal HOS requirements. Drivers of CMVs used in the interstate transport of cargo as a part of regular commerce are also still bound by all applicable regulations.


For complete details on qualifications and restrictions, please see the entire FMCSA emergency declaration at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/emergency-declaration-under-49-cfr-ss-39023-no-2020-002


If you need additional assistance or any help in understanding how this emergency declaration impacts your CyntrX ELD application, please don't hesitate to contact us via phone at 866-634-6348 or email us at compliance@cyntrx.com.


We wish you, your families, and your businesses health and safety during this difficult time.