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FMCSA Extends Emergency HOS, CDL Waivers for Feed

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently extended, through August 31, 2021, its waiver on hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for trucks transporting feed.

Put into effect for the national emergency declared for COVID-19, the waiver does not allow motor carriers to ask truckers to haul loads when they say they are tired.

The waiver does not cover routine commercial deliveries β€” including mixed loads β€” that add nominal amounts of qualifying materials in order to obtain the waiver.

FMCSA intends to review the status of this waiver as of July 1, 2021, and may take action to terminate the waiver sooner if conditions warrant.

The FMCSA also recently extended, through August 31, its waiver for commercial drivers licenses (CDLs) for trucks transporting feed.

The waiver permits, but does not require, states to extend the validity of CDLs due for renewal on or after March 1, 2020.

The waiver includes an extension for exemption from CDL-required medical certification β€” provided the certification expired on or after March 21, 2021.

FMCSA intends to review the status of this waiver as of July 1, 2021, and may take action to terminate the waiver sooner if conditions warrant.

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