Special Edition V.6 (March 2020)
ATA Offers COVID-19 Update Hub
March 2020

ATA's COVID-19 Update Hub will provide members and industry stakeholders with timely, fact-based information to answer frequently asked questions and address common challenges that arise from the pandemic and national response.

This page will be updated regularly with information and guidance provided by government officials and other stakeholders involved in response efforts. We reiterate the situation remains highly fluid and subject to shifting developments. Accordingly, we will strive to date-stamp new information as it comes online. Read More...

MMTA NOTE: We have found this to be a great resource. Please consider bookmarking it for future updates and information.
FMCSA Gives Guidance to State Drivers Licensing Agencies
March 20, 2020

Ensuring that commercial driver’s license holders are available to operate commercial motor vehicles during the national emergency declared by the President under 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b) related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is critical to the safety of the transportation and energy supply networks and the economic stability of our Nation. This notice sets forth the Agency’s view of various actions State Drivers Licensing Agencies (SDLA) may exercise during the emergency relating to COVID-19 for which FMCSA would decline to issue a finding or make a determination of substantial non-compliance.

Question 1: Will FMCSA determine a State to be in substantial non-compliance or issue a finding under 49 CFR Part 384 if the State extends a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) that would otherwise expire during the COVID-19 emergency?

Answer 1: No, provided that the State promptly brings its practices back into compliance with 383 and 384 after the national emergency related to COVID-19 ends or when the SDLA resumes normal operations.

MMTA NOTE: We still haven't heard from Governor Mills about Maine's handling of CDL credentialing. Hopefully this FMCSA notice will prompt guidance for the benefit of the trucking industry providing emergency relief.
FMCSA Releases Notice Of Enforcement Discretion Determination
March 20, 2020

FMCSA Acting Administrator Jim Mullen has released a notice impacting only the fees for operating authority - it does not impact other operating authority requirements. The notice means the fee provisions will not be enforced against motor carriers requesting temporary operating authority registration for those transporting property and passengers providing direct relief to the current emergency. Read the entire notice here.

The notice will expire upon termination of the emergency declaration and is inapplicable to motor carriers whose operating authority registration is suspended or revoked.
TSA Releases General Information Regarding Enrollment Services  
March 20, 2020

TSA’s enrollment network services multiple programs to include the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), the Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) and TSA PreCheck TM. TSA is working with its enrollment provider to continue to deliver essential services to the public in a safe operating environment. Read Full Press Release and FAQ's...
UrgentCareTravel To Offer Coronavirus Evaluations Via Video
March 20, 2020 - Land Line

UrgentCareTravel, a medical clinic network located at Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, is launching a telemedicine-based coronavirus evaluation service for truck drivers.

According to UrgentCareTravel, the service will launch next week. Read More...
We will keep MMTA members posted as new information comes in. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to email Tim, Randy or Brian if you have questions.