FMCSA Extends Hours of Service Waiver for Grocery Carriers, Including Food 

The Federal Motor Safety Administration hereby declares that the continuing national emergency warrants the extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002.  

This extension continues the exemption granted from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for the fifty States and the District of Columbia.

This notice extends the exemption through December 31, 2020, subject to the restrictions and limitations set forth in this Extension. 

Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 was issued following the declaration of a national emergency by the President pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b) in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the public health emergency declared by the Health and Human Services Secretary, and the immediate risk COVID-19 presents to public health and welfare.

Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 was previously set to expire on September 14, 2020.