Trucking Staying Busy During COVID-19 Pandemic
The trucking industry is in high demand amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Following President Donald Trump’s announcement of issuing a national emergency declaration, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration also issued a national emergency declaration.
“There is a declaration that has been passed that relieved the drivers from the hours of service during this emergency, but most of them will not pass over 11 hours just because the way the routes are set up,” said the Managing Director for the New Mexico Trucking Association, Johnny Johnson.
He said drivers could go over 11 hours if they need to.
We will be closely monitoring the situation in the following weeks.