FMCSA lays regulatory groundwork for COVID vaccine distribution
FMCSA’s COVID hours waiver to help in vaccine distribution
The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that all of its necessary regulatory measures have been taken for the safe, rapid transportation of the COVID-19 vaccine, including HOS waivers for those hauling vaccines.
An hours of service waiver for drivers providing direct emergency assistance during the pandemic has been in effect since March, and FMCSA clarified Tuesday that it will also cover drivers transporting the COVID-19 vaccine. The current waiver is set to expire Dec. 31.