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. This comprehensive and customizable guide has the forms, signage, training and information your business needs to implement your own COVID-19 Illness Prevention Program. Protect your business, employees and customers!
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New State Updates
Expiring CDLs and CLPs
All commercial driver licenses, endorsements, and certificates expiring March-December 2020 have an extension valid through December 31. The extension is the same for commercial license holders both under and over the age of 70. Commercial learner’s permits expiring between March and September 2020 are now valid through September 30, 2020. The extensions require no individual action on the part of drivers. | Learn more
Industry-Specific Guidance for Reopening
The California Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA released industry-specific guidance, which is advisory in nature but may result in complaints and/or litigation if not adhered to. Cal/OSHA may formalize this guidance in the future through rulemaking, so we recommend businesses prepare to meet these guidelines as they would any Cal/OSHA regulation. | Learn more
The Logistics and Warehouse Guidance outlines protocols to be included in the company's worksite-specific written plan, such as cleaning delivery vehicles and equipment before and after delivery, providing sanitation materials during deliveries, identifying alternative restroom locations on routes, inspecting deliveries and performing disinfection measures where appropriate prior to storing goods in warehouses and facilities, providing working time for workers to implement cleaning practices before and after shifts, minimizing transaction time between warehouse employees and transportation personnel, staggering shifts and breaks, and installing spacial barriers and visual markers to assist with physical distancing. Businesses must provide employee training that covers CDC guidelines, self-screenings at home, hand washing, physical distancing and other protective measures. Additionally, businesses must regularly evaluate the worksite for compliance with the plan and document and correct any deficiencies.
Review the Logistics and Warehouse General Checklist for an summary of the requirements. Please review the full Logistics and Warehouse Guidance closely to ensure compliance.
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.
New Federal/Canada Updates
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. When planning to host a holiday celebration, you should assess current COVID-19 levels in your community to determine whether to postpone, cancel, or limit the number of attendees. | Learn more
Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less Announced
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, has released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars. | Learn more
SBA, Treasury Release Updated PPP Guidance
The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Treasury on Wednesday released updated guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This updated document represents an effort to continue to provide additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions related to the implementation of the PPP. | 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
DOL Continues Effort to Raise Awareness of Paid Sick Leave and Lawful Pay Requirements
As part of its comprehensive response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is educating workers with a public awareness campaign about workplace rights amid the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign includes a series of public service announcements in English and Spanish with information about the new paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave benefits available under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and other worker protections. | Learn more
CDC Recommendations on When to Quarantine
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of the disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. 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
SBA Issues New Interim Final Rule on PPP
On Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a new Interim Final Rule (IFR) with regard to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The IFR deals with the treatment of owners and the eligibility of loan forgiveness of certain nonpayroll costs. | 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 Preparing, 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 considerations for elevators and escalators. | 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 December 27, 2020 at the latest. 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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others and are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings. Learn more from the CDC about best practices for wearing masks. | Learn more
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), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) affect the workplace as workplaces reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance from the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) includes commonly asked questions and answers that address critical issues in all three laws. | More
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, 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
Operation of Intermodal Equipment with Expired Annual Inspection Decals – Waiver
FMCSA grants a waiver to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), on behalf of intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) and motor carriers operating intermodal chassis, from the requirements of 49 CFR 396.17(c) to allow the operation of intermodal chassis with annual inspection decals (or similar documentation) that show an expiration date of March 31, 2020, or later. This waiver is effective June 1, 2020 and, unless otherwise extended, expires either on September 1, 2020, or upon the revocation of the President’s declaration of national emergency under 42 U.S.C. §5191(b) concerning the COVID-19 public health emergency, whichever is sooner. | Learn more
FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Hours of Service Waiver
FMCSA announced an extension of the CDL/CLP waiver that was set to expire on September 30. This new waiver became effective on October 1, 2020 and expires on December 31, 2020. Please note: Dates and applicability vary. Please review the waiver carefully to ensure compliance. The CDL, CLP and med cert flexibilities provided in this waiver apply only to interstate drivers; the DMV will need to issue a separate extension for intrastate drivers. | Waiver
CDC Guidance for Long-Haul Truckers
The CDC released guidance on how long-haul truck drivers can stay healthy and help slow the spread of COVID-19 while on the road.
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. | Read 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 email@example.com. | Learn more
Temporary Relief for Companies Transporting Hand Sanitizer
PHMSA issued a temporary relief notice for companies shipping hand sanitizer. The temporary relief is to help facilitate the increased availability of sanitation products during this public health emergency. The current relief applies to hand sanitizer products meeting certain specifications and shipped by highway only. | Read notice
TSA flexibility for Expiring Threat Assessments for Hazmat Endorsement Holders
States may give an extension of up to 180 days for HMEs that expire after March 1. There is a request pending with the California DMV to extend the expiration date for expiring hazmat endorsements. | Read TSA FAQ | Read Federal Register Notice
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
Marin County Order
Riverside County Order
Revised San Bernardino County Order (Clarification of religious services and face-coverings order)
San Bernardino County Order - Original
San Diego County Order
San Francisco County 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.