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Law Alert: FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration Through June 14, 2020

by Jerad T. Childress, Thomas  E. O'Donnell, Prasad Sharma, Brandon K. Wiseman, Timothy W. Wiseman

May 13, 2020

Today the FMCSA announced an extension of its Emergency Declaration through June 14, 2020, allowing motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts to continue operating under the exemptions set forth in the declaration through that date. According to the agency, the ongoing national emergency “continues to exist and warrants extension” of the declaration, which was originally set to expire on May 15, 2020. The substance of the declaration, which we previously covered in our March 18, 2020 and April 9, 2020 Law Alerts, remains unchanged.

If you have questions about the scope of the Declaration or its exemptions, contact Scopelitis Attorneys Tim WisemanBrandon WisemanPrasad SharmaTom O’Donnell, or Jerad Childress.

To stay abreast of the latest news regarding COVID-19 and the transportation industry, please visit the Scopelitis COVID-19 Task Force resource page

 


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