As the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, essential workers were tasked with jobs to keep our country running and maintaining the delivery of essential supplies across the United States. Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have become even more important in continuing to help our communities get the supplies they need during this time. As CMV drivers remain essential, it’s vital for employers and truck drivers alike to know and understand proper guidelines to follow and remain safe and healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines for truck drivers to follow that employers and drivers should implement.
Although they may be alone in their truck most of the time, CMV drivers often have to interact with others when delivering or stopping at a truck stop. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, CMV drivers can follow these practices:
Employers should create a COVID-19 response plan to help reduce the transmission of the virus and maintain a safe working environment and business operations. The CDC recommends the following for employers:
For additional information on best practices for CMV drivers, visit the CDC website.
DISA Global Solutions offers professional guidance to ensure that employers get the most recent news and assistance during this time of uncertainty. Our industry experts can help you maintain transportation compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of the DOT agency you report to, we can offer help with FAA, FRA, FTA, FMCSA, PHMSA, and USCG.
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