COVID-19 Resource Page
COVID-19 Illness Prevention Guide & Training Manual
CTA partnered with PCS Safety Inc. to develop a COVID-19 Illness Prevention Guide designed specifically for the trucking industry. Protect your business, employees and customers!
Expiring CDLs and CLPs
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced commercial driver’s licenses and commercial leaner's permits expiring between March 2020 – February 2022 are automatically extended until February 28, 2022. The previous extension was set to expire on November 30, 2021. The extension will allow commercial drivers to continue transportation and delivery of essential products. However, unlike the previous extension, this extension does not apply to expired commercial driver medical certifications and drivers must maintain a valid medical certification. The extensions require no individual action on the part of drivers and CHP have been notified of the extensions. | Learn more
Complex Vehicle Registration Renewals, PYR and Med Certs Through DMV's Virtual Field Office
The DMV announced it has expanded the list of transactions that can be completed through its online Virtual Field Office. Available transactions now include:
- Vehicle title transfers (transfer of ownership) and duplicate titles
- Complex vehicle registration renewals that require additional documentation, including partial year registration for commercial vehicles
- Submission of commercial driver medical certificates
- Temporary driver license extension (drivers encouraged to renew their license online if eligible)
Customers with pending virtual transactions can check the status online.
Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people. The CDC states that fully vaccinated people can:
- Participate in many of the activities that they did before the pandemic.
- Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel and from self-quarantine after travel.
- Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States.
- Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible..
To reduce the risk of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) including the Delta variant, and potentially spreading it to others, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people:
- Wear a mask indoors in public if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- Fully vaccinated people might choose to mask regardless of the level of community transmission, particularly if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in their household is unvaccinated.
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- Get tested 5-7 days after close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
- Wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days after exposure or until a negative test result.
- Isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
Follow any applicable federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations. | Learn More
OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on Coronavirus
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to update their worker safety guidance to help employers and workers implement a coronavirus prevention program and better identify risks which could lead to exposure and contraction. President Biden had directed OSHA to release clear guidance for employers to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure.
“Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace” provides updated guidance and recommendations, and outlines existing safety and health standards. OSHA is providing the recommendations to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.
To read the guidance click here | Learn More
FMCSA Updates Guidance on Cross-Border Transportation and COVID-19
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has updated its guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and cross-border transportation. FMCSA Guidance explains how its pandemic-related waivers and the Emergency Declaration apply to foreign drivers operating in the United States. | Learn more
FMCSA Reissues Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination on Certain State Requirements
FMCSA has reissued its Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination advising states that, due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency, FMCSA is exercising its discretion not to issue a finding or make a determination of substantial non-compliance for SDLAs that were unable to comply with the specific requirements set forth in the Notice. SDLAs are expected to bring their practices back into compliance with the noted sections promptly in accordance with the terms specified for each section. | Learn more
FMCSA Updates FAQ for SDLAs and Commercial Drivers Regarding the COVID-19 Emergency
FMCSA has compiled a list of responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding actions State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) or commercial driver’s license holders may take during the national emergency related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency that are permissible under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). This guidance document does not have the force and effect of law and is not meant to bind the public in any way. This guidance is intended only to provide clarity regarding existing requirements under the law. | Learn more
HOS Waiver Extended
FMCSA extended the Emergency Declaration that was set to expire on August 31, 2021 through November 30, 2021. However, this extension provides emergency regulatory relief for part 395.3 of the FMCSRs only. Additionally, there is a new requirement for motor carriers to report their reliance on the waiver 5 days after the end of each month. | Learn more
CDC Recommendations for Holiday Celebrations
As many people in the United States begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must comply. | Learn more
FMCSA Issues Revised Expanded FAQs for SDLAs, Commercial Drivers During the COVID-19 Emergency
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has compiled a list of responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding actions State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) or commercial driver’s license holders may take during the national emergency related to COVID-19 that are permissible under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). This guidance document does not have the force and effect of law and is not meant to bind the public in any way. This guidance is intended only to provide clarity regarding existing requirements under the law. | Learn more
CDC Recommendations on When to Quarantine
CDC updates its recommendations on when to quarantine for individuals who are fully vaccinated. Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 5-7 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department. Read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations, including updated examples of who needs to quarantine and when to start and stop quarantine. | Learn more
DOL Issues Guidance to Clarify Employers’ Obligations to Track Teleworkers’ Compensable Hours
With telework arrangements expanding in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-5 to clarify an employer’s obligation to track the number of hours of compensable work performed by employees who are teleworking or otherwise working away from premises controlled by their employers. The guidance reaffirms that an employer is required to pay its employees for all hours worked, including work not requested but allowed and work performed at home. | Learn more
CDC Offers Recommendations for Cleaning, Disinfecting Office Buildings
During the COVID-19 pandemic, office building employers, owners and managers, and operations specialists can take the following steps to create a safe and healthy workplace for workers and clients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined recommendations for protecting and educating staff, including when to clean and when to disinfect. | Learn more
DOL - Guidance for The Lost Wages Assistance Program
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued guidance to help states implement the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. LWA is authorized by Presidential Memorandum and provides claimants in most Unemployment Insurance programs up to $400 per week additional benefits, starting with weeks of unemployment ending on or after August 1, 2020, and ending until further noticed. To qualify for LWA benefits, individuals must provide self-certification they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the state must confirm that the individual is receiving at least $100 of underlying unemployment benefits.
COVID-19 Communication Plan for Select Non-healthcare Critical Infrastructure Employers
Due to the number of COVID-19 cases among select non-healthcare critical infrastructure employees across the country, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with employers to ensure employees have available accurate, actionable, and timely disease prevention and control information. This communication plan outlines actions all employers in select non-healthcare critical infrastructure industries can take to share key COVID-19 prevention messages with their employees; suggests key messages that employers and community leaders can use in their communication efforts to help employees protect themselves, their families, and the surrounding community to help slow the spread of COVID-19; and provides links to existing CDC communication materials which have been translated into multiple languages. | Learn more
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update
The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, has provided updated guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Borrowers and lenders may rely on the guidance provided in this document as SBA’s interpretation, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, of the CARES Act, the Flexibility Act, and the Paycheck Protection Program Interim Final Rules. | Learn more
The U.S. Department of Labor has published additional guidance for workers and employers on how the protections and requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) affect the workplace as workplaces reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released guidance on COVID-19 for both the FLSA and FMLA including commonly asked questions and answers that address critical issues in all three laws. |Learn More about FLSA Learn more about FMLA
U.S. Department of Labor Publishes FAQ to Help Keep Workers Safe
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published frequently asked questions and answers to help protect workers from exposure to COVID-19. | Learn more
Use of Face Coverings in the Canadian Transportation Sector
The Canadian Minister of Transport, updated their requirements for the use of face coverings by workers and others involved in the transportation system, to reduce the risk of COVID-19. | Learn more
Canadian Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced he is expanding the requirements for the use of face coverings by workers and others involved in the transportation system, to reduce the risk of COVID-19. | Learn more
Telework Guidance & Resources
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued guidance, tips and resources to assist organizations and teleworkers to be secure when working remotely. | Learn more
Commercial Routing Assistance (CRA) Tool
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have deployed a resource for truckers and other commercial drivers in the U.S. to understand restrictions that they might encounter as they travel across the country. The Commercial Routing Assistance (CRA) tool merges coordinated and vetted data streams, plots multiple automated or custom routing options, and visualizes the wide variety of state regulations and actions that a driver would encounter along a route. | https://cra.inl.gov
Truck Drivers Crossing Border Into Canada Must Wear Face Mask
The Public Health Agency of Canada has advised that all essential workers crossing the Canada-U.S. border must wear a non-medical mask or face covering. Truck drivers, being essential workers, must comply with the new policy but will not be turned away from entering into Canada. The Canada Border Services Agency, which has been directed to implement the face-mask policy, will attempt to provide drivers with a mask should they not have one. | Learn more
IRS issues Warning about Coronavirus-related Scams
The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. If you have received unsolicited emails, text messages or social media attempts to gather information that appear to purport to be from either the IRS or an organization closely linked to the IRS, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. | Learn more
Please see the below local government orders which require essential workers to wear face coverings and may mandate employers to take other health protective measures such as allowing hand washing. Orders vary by city and county, so employers should review them carefully and begin to prepare for additional orders. This page will be updated as new orders come in.
Alameda County Order
Contra Costa County Order
Los Angeles County Order
Marin County Order
Riverside County Order
San Bernardino County Order
San Diego County Order
San Francisco Order
San Mateo County Order
Sonoma County Order
Yolo County Order
How to Help
American Logistics Aid Network
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is an industry-wide organization that exists to provide supply chain assistance to disaster relief organizations (and other non-profits). Offer your equipment, donate, or volunteer your time. Learn more about ALAN
The forum allows CTA members and the community to post information regarding trucking job opportunities, equipment availability, and support needs. If you are able to provide assistance to others in the industry or need assistance from the trucking industry, please email us at email@example.com.
FEMA - Industry Liaison Program
The Industry Liaison Program (ILP) establishes strategic relationships with suppliers and stakeholders; serves as an information provider for suppliers seeking to do business with FEMA; and connects suppliers with program offices in support of FEMA’s mission.
FEMA - Transportation Programs
The FEMA Tender of Service Program allows FEMA to schedule and book transportation with pre-approved private sector Transportation Service Providers (TSPs). FEMA invites TSPs serving any mode of transportation (air, maritime, rail, or trucking) to register with the Program to become a FEMA-Approved TSP.