Hours of Service Emergency Exemption for COVID-19 Support
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Hours of Service Emergency Exemption for COVID-19 Support

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued an emergency exemption from various federal motor carrier safety regulations for carriers and drivers aiding in the COVID-19 relief efforts. This online training course discusses the hours-of-service exemption in particular and how it may apply to your operation.

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This hours-of-service exemption training program discusses the definition of “essential supplies, equipment, and persons” and lists specific examples; clarifies limitations of the exemption and when it no longer applies; explains how to document using the exemption on electronic logging devices; and lists ways drivers can keep themselves safe during pickups and deliveries.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify which drivers are eligible to use the hours-of-service (HOS) emergency exemption
  • Explain how drivers should document their use of the exemption
  • Describe how drivers can reduce their exposure to COVID-19

The J. J. Keller Hours of Service Emergency Exemption for COVID-19 Support online course covers the following topics:

  • Which Drivers Are Eligible to Use the Exemption
  • Categories of Supplies and Services that are Considered Critical
  • Limitations of the Exemption
  • When the Exemption No Longer Applies
  • How to Document Using the Exemption
  • Homeland Security’s List of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
  • Ways to Keep Drivers Safe

Length of Online Course: 12 minutes

Length of Video: 12 minutes

Intended Audience: Carriers aiding in the COVID-19 relief efforts

Regulations Covered: FMCSA

Languages: English

Formats: Online Course; Video

Copyright Date: 2020


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