One of the few constants during this period of unprecedented turmoil and economic uncertainty in America has been the steady and unwavering dependability of truck drivers, who continue to transport crucial goods and products across a country that needs them more than ever.  Recognizing the indispensable role that truck drivers play in ensuring that all Americans continue to receive essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an Emergency Declaration on March 13, 2020, exempting motor carriers and drivers from federal regulations governing hours of ser-vice requirements when providing “direct assistance” in support of relief efforts related to COVID-19.

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