The Department of Transportation (DOT) has deemed the trucking industry essential during COVID-19. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has implemented hours-of-service relief for motor carriers through May 15, extending the declaration initially released on March 13. The agency’s declaration grants exemption from Parts 390-399 of the FMCSA, which covers hours of service, parts and accessories needed for safe operation and longer combination vehicles.

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