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FMCSA moves to ensure capacity in wake of COVID-19 variants

By John Gallagher, Washington Correpondent -
Posted Dec 1st 2021 1:25PM

Agency extends trucking hours-of-service waiver through February 2022

Federal regulators have extended an exemption from hours-of-service rules for drivers hauling pandemic-related freight, citing the need to provide capacity in the wake of a potential rise in COVID-19 infections.

“Although the number of COVID-19 cases began to decline in the U.S. following widespread introduction of vaccinations, persistent issues arising out of COVID-19 continue to affect the U.S., including impacts on supply chains and the need to ensure capacity to respond to variants and potential rises in infections,” according to an order released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Monday...