Find out the latest news for long-haul truck drivers about COVID-19, and catch-up on Lynx data showing significant impact due to the pandemic! Additionally, OSHA is increasing in-person inspections at all types of workplaces. 

What Long-Haul Truck Drivers Need to Know about COVID-19 

  • As a long-haul truck driver, how can I protect myself and slow the spread?  Download the printer friendly PDF with helpful tips to share with your drivers. Learn More
  • What’s it like contracting COVID-19 on the road?  Watch the video of husband and wife team drivers, Chante and Ron Drew.  They lived to tell the tale.

Commercial Routing Assistance

The Commercial Routing Assistance (CRA) provides the latest information relevant to commercial organizations and drivers, state transportation officials and regulators, federal transportation officials and regulators, and trade associations who rely upon continuous vehicle movement to meet their mission.  Obtain updated information on:

  • State Drivers License Agency Closures
  • CDL Expiration Extension
  • Issuance/Testing Restrictions
  • CDL Medical Grace Period
  • Increased Size/Weight Limit
  • Rest Stops/Parking Closures

CVSA Creates Public Online Repository for Active Emergency Declarations Learn More

Lytx Data Show Significant Impact of COVID-19 on Fleet Mileage and Driving Risk

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) experienced a 22% drop in total miles driven
  • Transit system overall miles plummeted 48%
  • Food retail distribution dropped 51%
  • Solid waste and outdoor services post 2% and 4% mileage uptick
  • Collisions dropped 28%
  • Risky driving behaviors (following too close, etc.) improve 51%
  • “Hurry up” behaviors (incomplete stops, speeding) increase
  • Fewer traffic related delays
  • More in-cab dining
  • Animal strikes increase 64%
  • Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Labor Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies for Coronavirus

  • OSHA is increasing in-person inspections at all types of workplaces.
  • Coronavirus is a recordable illness, and employers are responsible for recording (specified) cases of the coronavirus.
  • WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an alert listing safety tips employers can follow to protect stockroom and loading dock workers in the retail industry from exposure to the coronavirus. Safety measures employers can implement include:
    • Stock displays (e.g., shelves and freezers) during slow periods or shifts during which stores are closed to minimize contact with the public
    • If stocking occurs while stores are open, use barriers or markers to physically separate shelf stockers from customers
    • Maintain at least 6 feet between co-workers and customers, where possible;
    • Limit customer capacity in stores
    • Coordinate with vendors and delivery companies to minimize the need for stockroom and loading dock worker contact with delivery drivers
    • Allow workers to wear masks over their nose and mouth to prevent spread of the virus
    • Encourage workers to report any safety and health concerns
    • Visit OSHA Coronavirus Webpage