TSA approves extension of Harzard Materials Endorsement exemption

TSA has approved an extension of the HME Exemption that allowed States to issue an extension of up to 180 days for HMEs expiring between March 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020. The 90-day extension makes the new exemption period for HMEs that would otherwise expire between March 1, 2020 – October 29, 2020. This email serves as an advance notification to stakeholders. TSA will provide an update with a link to the actual exemption posted to the Federal Register when it becomes available. Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the exemption.

July 24, 2020

Trucking Not Hindered by New Covid-19 Border Restrictions

The Canada-U.S. border has been tightened in the fight against the COVID-19 virus, but remains open for the business of trucking between the two countries.

“Travel restrictions announced today will not apply to commerce,” stressed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has been in self-isolation since his wife tested positive for COVID-19.

“At this point, we are closing our borders to all non-Canadians or non-permanent residents of Canada. We are recognizing for the moment that measure does not apply to U.S. citizens.”

March 17, 2020

Clearinghouse update

There is currently a connectivity issue between the Clearinghouse and a small percentage of Mississippi CDL holders. This issue is causing the affected CDL holders to be unable to register and provide consent for full queries in the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. This issue is currently being worked on, but could take an undetermined amount of time to fix.

January 24, 2020

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