COVID-19 Updates & Resources
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’s 81st Annual Convention has been POSTPONED. It will now be held September 23, 24 and 25, 2020.
The 2020 Wyoming Truck Driving and Step Van Championships have been CANCELLED.
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.
See FMCSA’s Emergency Declaration Page (UPDATED 3/26/20) 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.
- 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
- Division C, Division E, and Division G of the Bill address the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Tax Credits for Paid Sick and Paid Family and Medical Leave.
- 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
- 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
- See details on all states requiring facemasks
- U.S. Chamber has provided an Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Tracker which tracks all state orders impacting the critical infrastructure and critical functions
- WTA has compiled a list of all State Trucking Association COVID-19 webpages and resources
- NATSO has put together a list of all current state ordinances and orders – Find it here
- See a current list of all the states that have issued IFTA and IRP waivers at the links
- Governors from the following states have issued quarantine orders for visitors from “hot spots.” Click on a state below to read that state’s executive order:
- North Dakota – State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte has signed a confinement order directing individuals to quarantine for 14 days if traveling back to North Dakota from all international locations and states in the U.S. classified as having widespread disease – Learn more
- Utah Requires People Entering State to Fill Out Health/Travel Survey
- UPDATE: Commercial Vehicles are exempt in this order, and not required to fill out the survey – View Updated Executive Order
The US Chamber of Commerce has posted Tips for Reopening Your Business SafelyOSHA 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
- COVID-19 Workplace Resources Compilation – provided by OSHA, updated 5/26/20
- Wyoming Department of Health’s Novel Coronavirus website – for the most current information about coronavirus risk and recommendations in Wyoming
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website – contains comprehensive national and international COVID-19 information as well as travel advisory information
- CDC quick information videos – informational videos on how to keep yourself and those around you protected from the coronavirus
- CDC’s guidance for the business community – details strategies businesses and employers can use
- Wyoming Department of Workforce Services’ (DWS) information page – intended to help Wyoming employers and workers prevent exposure to and infection from COVID-19
- OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (PDF) – from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce guidance documents – contains resources and guidelines for businesses
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted a list of disinfectants for use against COVID-19
- ATA’s Technology Maintenance Council (TMC) have provided their current in-cab cleaning guidelines for free during this crisis
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.