Wyoming Trucking Association

Last Updated:  5/29/20 11:11 a.m. MDT

We will continue updating this page as the situation continues to develop.

ATA needs information related to the impacts of Coronavirus/COVID-19 on the industry, including motor carriers, private carriers, and other allied companies in the industry. We greatly appreciate your participation in this survey.

All responses on this survey will be kept strictly confidential and will only be reported in aggregate form. Due to the sensitivity of this research, under NO circumstances will we release any of your personal or organizational information.

Complete the ATA COVID-19 Survey.

WTA Updates

WTA’s 81st Annual Convention has been POSTPONED. The 2020 Annual Convention will now be held in conjunction with the 2021 Annual Convention in May of 2020.

Since the WTA building offers ample space to provide adequate social distancing, our offices are remaining open and fully operational to help assist our members at this time. We are abiding by general social distancing and cleanliness recommendations, including encouraging all employees to their wash hands often and to stay home when they’re feeling unwell, as well as regularly disinfecting our work areas, doorknobs, and other surfaces.

We encourage members to call ahead with supply orders to minimize time spent in our offices as much as possible – call (307) 234-1579 to place an order.

Federal Updates

See FMCSA’s Emergency Declaration Page for the latest notices, updates and FAQs on the Expanded Emergency Declaration Under 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2020-002 (relating to COVID-19)

Download the new Coronavirus Labor Law Poster from the U.S. Department of Labor, which all employers are required to post as of April 2, 2020.

  • 7/13/20 FMCSA Extends the Modified and Expanded Emergency Declaration through August 14, 2020.
  • 5/14/20 FMCSA Updates Hours of Service Rules – Learn more
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) has provided an updated PPP Loan FAQ Sheet (as of May 6, 2020)
  • 4/30/20 CVSA Creates Public Online Repository for Active Emergency Declarations
  • 4/27/20 Paycheck Protection Program Resumes – Learn more
  • 4/16/20 Face Coverings Required to Cross into Canada – Learn more
  • 4/16/20 Trump Unveils Phased Approach to Reopening Economy – Learn more
  • 4/16/20 President Trump Praises Trucking Industry’s Pandemic Response – Watch here
  • 4/14/20 FMCSA has posted additional FAQs regarding State Issuance of Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLPs) and Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs)
  • 4/13/20 FMCSA Extends & Expands Emergency Declaration – now in effect until May 15, 2020 with further expanded relief to also cover liquefied gases – Learn more
  • 4/9/20 Federal Reserve Takes Additional Actions to Provide up to $2.3 Trillion in Loans to Support the Economy – Read the press release
  • 4/9/20 FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration and FMCSR Exemptions Through May 15 – Read the notice
  • The SBA has issued an Iterim Final Rule (IFR) providing clarification on the CARES Act, as well as an FAQ sheet on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans
  • 4/2/20 PHMSA Issues Temporary Relief to Companies Transporting Hand Sanitizer by Highway – Learn more
  • 3/30/20 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released new guidance which provides advice on the typical industries and jobs that are considered essential to continued critical infrastructure viability
  • 3/27/20 President Trump has signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This “Phase 3” emergency COVID-19 relief legislation will provide critical assistance to small- and midsize motor carriers needed to maintain payrolls, the economy’s supply lines and the movement of essential goods that all Americans rely on
  • 3/27/20 CDC Issues Statement on Self-Quarantine Guidance for Greater New York City Transportation and Delivery Workers
  • 3/25/20 The IRS has posted Filing and Payment Deadline Questions and Answers addressing the federal filing and payment extension to July 15, 2020
  • 3/25/20 FMCSA has provided Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance
  • 3/24/20 FMCSA provides Enforcement Notice on Expiring CDLs
  • 3/24/20 FMCSA grants waiver from certain regulations for states, CDL holders, CLP holders and interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles
  • 3/23/20 PHMSA issues a Notice of Enforcement Policy relating to HazMat Training
  • 3/23/20 ODAPC has posted Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance
  • 3/19/20 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19
  • 3/18/20 President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) into law, which will go into effect within 15 days, and last until December 31, 2020
  • 3/18/20 USDOT Expands National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak – Learn more or see Frequently Asked Questions

American Trucking Association’s website is a great resource for the latest COVID-19 news as it relates to trucking on the federal level

ATA has provided a template that drivers can carry to indicate their status as an “essential worker” under CISA guidelines

Wyoming Updates

  • 5/29/20 Rest areas in Lusk, Guernsey, Greybull, Moorcroft, Star Valley, Ft. Steele, Sundance, Upton, Orin Jct., and Chugwater are set to close in June – more information to come
  • 5/6/20 The Wyoming-Montana Safety Council has put together Return-to-Work Safety Guidelines to provide a framework for Wyoming businesses and other organizations to use to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 as Wyoming moves toward increasing personal, business and community activity
  • 4/28/20 Governor Gordon authorizes re-opening of gyms, barber shops, hair salons and other personal care services under new public health orders effective May 1
  • 4/3/20 Gov. Gordon has extended his current public health orders through the end of April, which includes the prohibition of gatherings of more than 10 people, as well as continuing the closure of bars, restaurants, salons and certain other commercial businesses
  • 3/24/20 Effective March 25, 2020, Governor Gordon has issued a third closure order closing nail salons, barber shops, massage parlors, tattoo and piercing shops and similar businesses to the public
  • 3/24/20 Governor Gordon has issued an Executive Order extending the expiration date for drivers licenses and ID cards and suspending non-commercial driving tests
  • 3/20/20 The Wyoming Department of Health has issued a public health order forbidding gatherings of ten or more people, in accordance with White House Guidelines, effective immediately and staying in effect until April 3, 2020 – Read the order
  • 3/20/20 IRP and IFTA requirements are temporarily suspended for any motor vehicle engaged in interstate emergency relief efforts and traveling through the state of Wyoming as part of the emergency relief, and Wyoming IRP Vehicle Registrations expiring on or after March 20, 2020 are extended until further notice – Learn more or read the executive order
  • 3/20/20 Governor Gordon has ordered the closure of all bars, gyms, schools and other public spaces across Wyoming until April 3, 2020 – Learn more

Wyoming state government’s COVID-19 webpage offers a single location with information and resources from multiple state agencies in response to the pandemic

Casper Star Tribune’s coronavirus coverage is free to read on their website, which is continually updated with the latest coronavirus developments in Wyoming

State Updates

COVID-19 Resources

  • The US Chamber of Commerce has posted Tips for Reopening Your Business Safely
  • OSHA has launched a new webpage with coronavirus-related guidance for construction employers and workers, including information regarding risk assessment classification, physical barriers, limiting in person meetings, screening, checking air-flow and staggering work schedules

As the COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly evolving, we encourage employers, workers and the public to frequently monitor these resources for updates

We urge you to use caution – and urge your employees to do the same.  We will continue to monitor the situation and pass along current advice and guidance as it becomes available – as well as updates on the status of WTA meetings and events if plans change.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact WTA staff at (307) 234-1597.

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