FMCSA Extends National HOS Waiver; Waiver Continues To Cover All Deliveries

Following EMA’s request, the FMCSA is expanding the current nationwide CDL driver hour of service (HOS) waiver (49 CFR 395.3) authorized under the March 13, 2020 presidential declaration of national emergency.

The emergency declaration covers all deliveries of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethyl alcohol, heating oil, propane, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and natural gas now through October 15, 2022.

All deliveries of covered fuels are due to the impact COVID-19 has had on the nationwide driver shortage.

Energy marketers are not required to have drivers out due to COVID-19 related illness for the HOS to apply. Instead, it is enough that COVID-19 has caused a driver shortage throughout the industry for the waiver to apply to all energy marketers for all deliveries of the covered fuels.

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