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Truckers’ Service-Hour Emergency Rule Extended to August

July 13, 2020, 8:44 PM

The temporary suspension of truckers’ service-hours requirements during the coronavirus crisis was extended by a month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said July 13.

The extension period is from July 15 to Aug. 14, the agency said.

The emergency declaration (No. 2020-002) applies to drivers providing direct help for Covid-19 relief efforts through the transport of livestock and livestock feed; medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of Covid-19; and supplies and equipment essential for community safety, sanitation, and the prevention of Covid-19 transmission, such as masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer.

Additional product categories that previously qualified for relief were removed from the emergency declaration, including truckers hauling supplies, such as fuel, paper products, groceries, and raw materials essential to making other relief items.

To contact the reporter on this story: Christine Pulfrey in Washington at cpulfrey@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Trimarchi at mtrimarchi@bloombergindustry.com

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