The Tennessee Trucking Association is working diligently to keep you updated on the latest information on COVID-19 that is available. Each Week, your President Dave Huneryager, and Vice President Donna England have been on the phone with Governor Lee’s Administration representing the trucking industry. They have been extremely receptive to our input, and, this input has been reflected in the numerous Executive Orders he has issued and we have posted. We will continue to stay on the phone… We have also been working closely with our state partners and will disseminate the updates as they come. We will update this page as we receive new information. During these unprecedented times we will be here to help in any way we can.
 

Our industry has been on the frontlines of this pandemic and we encourage you to #ThankaTrucker. If not for these essential workers our store shelves that have been depleted from panic buying would still be empty. 
Thank you to all the women and men who drive a truck
and have stepped up to help us get through this crisis!!

 

COVID-19 UPDATES

 

 

TN Department of Health – Don’t Require a Negative test to return to work
Looking to save on trucking ppe due to the rapid spread of covid-19? use code tntrucking to receive 5% off your order. 

 

Opening America’s Workplaces Again National Online Dialogue
 
New Data Show COVID-19 Impacts on the Trucking Industry 

 

Governor Lee’s Economic Recovery Group is continuing its work to help Tennessee businesses open and operate safely in this new public health environment. They are currently conducting another brief survey that helps them track the sentiments of business owners across the state. survey will remain open through June 24th. complete the survey here.

 

Truckers Against Trafficking – The covid-19 impact and Update 
 
 
U.S. truckers must wear face coverings to cross border, says Canada

 

Big G News Release White House honors Big G Express Driver Stephen Richardson and trucking industry
 
Truckers Honored for Critical Role in COVID-19 Response

 

 

For those of you who attended our Convention two years ago, you all had the opportunity to hear Steve Gilliland’s message. Many of you said he was among the best presenters you had ever seen at one of our events. I could not agree more. For those of you who did attend, and, for those of you unable to, here is the latest message Steve shared with us on how we can deal with what all us are currently facing. I hope you will take the time to watch it. Stay safe and healthy!

Steve Gilliland – COVID-19: Motivation Tips To Manage Fear

 

 
Truck drivers make it possible for everyone else to work from home
TN EXECUTIVE ORDERS
50 AN ORDER TO FACILITATE AND RESPOND TO CONTINUING EFFECTS OF COVID-19 BY EXTENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NOS. 36 & 38 (AS AMENDED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 49)
37 AN ORDER EXTENDING UNTIL JUNE 30, 2020, EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 26 TEMPORARILY PERMITTING REMOTE NOTARIZATION AND WITNESSING OF DOCUMENTS TO FURTHER CONTAIN COVID-19
36 AN ORDER SUSPENDING PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN STATUTES AND RULES AND TAKING OTHER NECESSARY MEASURES IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE TREATMENT AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19
31 AN ORDER TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 BY LIMITING NON-­EMERGENCY DENTAL PROCEDURES
30 AN ORDER ALLOWING TENNESSEANS TO RETURN TO WORK SAFELY WHILE ENCOURAGING CONTINUED ADHERENCE TO HEALTH GUIDELINES TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
29 AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 17 TO REOPEN DINING IN RESTAURANTS
28 AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 15 AND TAKING OTHER NECESSARY MEASURES TO FACILITATE THE TREATMENT AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19
27 AN ORDER EXTENDING TEMPORARY SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAY-­AT-HOME PROVISIONS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NOS. 17, 21, 22, AND 23 UNTIL APRIL 30, 2020, TO PRESERVE AND INCREASE THE CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19
25 AN ORDER TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 BY LIMITING NON EMERGENCY HEALTHCARE PROCEDURES
24 AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 15 SUSPENDING PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN STATUTES AND RULES AND TAKING OTHER NECESSARY MEASURES IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE TREATMENT AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19
23 AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 22, REQUIRING TENNESSEANS TO STAY HOME UNLESS ENGAGING IN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITY OR ESSENTIAL SERVICES
22 AN ORDER DIRECTING TENNESSEANS TO STAY HOME UNLESS ENGAGING IN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES TO LIMIT THEIR EXPOSURE TO AND SPREAD OF COVID-19
19 AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 15 SUSPENDING PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN STATUTES AND RULES AND TAKING OTHER NECESSARY MEASURES IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE TREATMENT AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19
15 AN ORDER SUSPENDING PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN STATUTES AND RULES AND TAKING OTHER NECESSARY MEASURES IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE TREATMENT AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19
14 AN ORDER SUSPENDING PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN STATUTES AND RULES IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE TREATMENT AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19
 

 

TN Department of Revenue 

IFTA Waiver (5-19-20)_ and IRP Waiver 5-18-2020 until June 30, 2020

TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development

TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security 

TN County/ Municipal States of Emergency

 

 
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CALLS AN AUDIBLE IN LATEST GUIDANCE, SUGGESTS MANY EMPLOYEES NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PAID LEAVE:
by R.  Eddie Wayland
 
04-21-2020: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES REVISED RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT By: R. Eddie Wayland

4-13-2020:  FMCSA Expanded Frequently Asked Questions for State Driver Licensing Agencies and Commercial Drivers Regarding Permissible Actions During the COVID-19 Emergency 

4-08-2020: Extension and Expansion of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002

4-03-2020:FMCSA Guidance on Cross-Border Transportation and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

4/01/2020: FMCSA has extended the Regional Emergency Declaration for Tennessee that was issued on March 3, 2020

3/28/2020: Three-Month Waiver For States and CLP Holders Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles

3/25/2020: FAQs Related to the FMCSA Emergency Declarations Part 2

3/25/2020: FMCSA COVID-19 Drug and Alcohol Guidance

3/24/2020: FMCSA Issues Temporary Waiver* Related to CDL, CLP and Medical Certificates
Related: Notice of Enforcement Policy
*This is not a blanket exemption from CLP, CDL and/or Medical Certificate requirements. Drivers and carriers should review the details of the waiver to ensure their operations qualify.

3/19/2020: FAQs to the Emergency Declaration; Hours of Service Questions Answered
3/18/2020:
Expanded Declaration of Emergency for Emergency Relief Efforts
3/13/2020:
Declaration of Emergency Providing Hours of Service Relief

 

 

STATE EXECUTIVE ORDERS

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
FEMA – HOW TO HELP

 

 

Interim Guidance for Business and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

 

 

GUIDANCE ON THE ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKFORCE
5-19-2020: CISA Updates Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure worker’s
What Long-Haul Truck Drivers Need to Know about COVID-19

CISA Guidance Template letter for drivers, shared by ATA

PHMSA Notice of Enforcement Policy Relating to HM Training

 

 

DOT Guidance on Compliance with Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation 

 

 

General Information Regarding TSA enrollment centers Exemption from Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat
TSA issued a notice, Exemption to Extend the Expiration Date of Certain Transportation Worker Identification Credentials