Federal & Internal Resources

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    Access links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposure to and infection from COVID-19 here.

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    9/11/2020:
    FMCSA Extends HOS Rules to December 31, 2020
    FMCSA has again extended its emergency declaration that was set to expire September 14, 2020. The notice extends the emergency declaration to December 31, 2020.  Deliveries of these products are exempt from Parts 390 – 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.  Currently the following four commodity classes are covered by the declaration.

    1. Livestock and livestock feed;
    2. Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19;
    3. Supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, sanitation, and prevention of community transmission of COVID-19 such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants;
    4. Food, paper products and other groceries for emergency restocking of distribution centers or stores.

    The declaration only covers “direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts” and does not cover routine commercial deliveries, including mixed loads with a nominal quantity of qualifying emergency relief.

    To monitor the current status of FMCSA’s declarations, go to www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency-declarations.

    6/15/2020: Waiver for States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers
    6/8/2020:  Three-Month Waiver in Response to the Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency - To Relieve Employers of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Subject to 49 CFR Part 382 from Certain Pre-Employment Testing Requirements. Click here.
    4/13/2020: FAQs for SDLA or CDL Holders
    4/9/2020: Waiver for States Concerning Third Party CDL Skills Test Examiners in Response to COVID-19
    4/1/2020: State and Local Shelter in Place and Other Restrictions on Movement

  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • International Registration Plan & International Fuel Tax Agreement

    IRP Waiver     IFTA Waiver
    Updated 6/10/2020
    *In compliance with E.O. 202.8, NYSDMV announced that all IRP registrations will be extended until further notice. Questions can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Transportation Security Administration

    4/10/2020
    TSA Extends Expiration Date of Certain Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC). To view the exemption notice, click here.

    Hazardous Materials Enforsement (HME) Relief
    TSA is has granted an exemption that permits State licensing entities to grant an up to 180-day extension on a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) security threat assessment for drivers whose HMEs expired on March 1, 2020, or later within 180 days of the notice's publication in the Federal Register. Learn more here.

  • Northern and Southern Borders
    • The U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico remain open to ALL truck traffic. There is no distinction between essential and non-essential freight. Rumors indicating the border is shutting down completely are unfounded.
    • TANY has heard that drivers entering Canada are being asked how they feel and some basic health history questions. Be aware that this may cause delays.
    • There is no extra screening of truck drivers coming into the U.S. at this time. This may change in the future.
    • Be aware that changes in hours at the ports may change if truck volumes begin to fall.
    • Be prepared that staffing at the border will likely be impacted due to COVID-19. Delays due to insufficient staffing may occur in the future.

    Please note that non-truck driving passengers in the truck are not considered essential and will be prohibited from crossing the border. To avoid potential delays and issues at the border only commercial truck drivers should be in the truck. A commercial truck driver passenger that is part of a team operation is allowed.

New York State Thruway

  • Cash Tolls

    As of 12:01 a.m. on June 4, 2020, the New York State Thruway began collecting cash tolls again.
    Click here for details.

  • Adding a Vehicle to Thruway Tandem Permit

    If a company has an active Tandem account with the NYS Thruway and need to add new equipment, complete the appropriate form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thruway staff is monitoring the email account and can process the request.

  • Guidance on Tandem Permits

    The Thruway Authority will extend already approved Annual LCV/Tandem Operations Application/Permit (A Form) expiration dates until the Office of Traffic Management can process and mail approved renewal applications. However, companies must send in the renewal as required prior to the expiration date.  While your renewal is being processed, your expired permit will remain valid.

    Driver Permits (Special Permit to Operate Tandem Trailer Vehicles on the New York State Thruway) that have expired on or after March 16, 2020, will remain valid as long as the driver still meets all Authority, Department of Motor Vehicle and/or V & T requirements and will remain valid until the driver’s renewal can be processed by the Authority.  During this time, Tandem Companies are required to send in driver renewal applications, along with proper documentation, to the Office of Traffic Management prior to the Driver’s Permit expiration date referenced on the Driver Card previously provided by the Authority.

    This policy does not apply to any NEW companies seeking to be approved to haul Vehicles in Tandem Combinations on the Thruway or drivers seeking a new Driver’s Permit (not issued previously).

    This policy will take effect immediately and will continue until further notice.

    Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

  • View the NYSDMV COVID-19 information page for customers and businesses here.
  • Extension of Expired Documents

    All driver licenses, permits, non-driver identification cards and vehicle registrations that expired March 1, 2020 or after and vehicle inspections that expired March 31 or after were previously extended and continue to be extended by Executive Order. In addition, the federal REAL ID enforcement deadline has been extended until October 1, 2021.

New York City Department of Transportation

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  • Clarity on Relief
    • If a vehicle is staying on the interstate highway, their NYS waiver for COVID-19 related deliveries is valid. Please note that the BQE restrictions are still in effect.

    • If a vehicle is coming off the interstate system and will be traveling on the NYC street system and is COVID-19 related, NYC DOT would issue a route specific waiver, not a blanket waiver. Note; All requested emergency COVID 19 moves will be expedited, however, they will undergo the same review process and approval coordination with partner agencies will remain. The expedited process for emergency moves will allow the vehicle to move on any day of the week (including Saturday and Sunday) for a period of 23:59 hrs.
      • Note: There are too many deficient intersections and streets to allow a vehicle 13’ wide and or 100’ long vehicle to travel on city streets and at 125% over legal weight, there are too many infrastructure concerns. An OD permit is required for these non-divisible loads.

      • If they are hauling a divisible load, the Truck Permit Unit will provide them with a route to get them to their destination in NYC, but will not be able to issue a permit for new divisible/overweight vehicles.

    • If the truck moves are not COVID-19 related, it is business as usual.

    Contacts:
    General OD and annual crane questions
    Monique Sambula
    (929) 466-1428 

    General OD and film questions
    Camille Barbeera
    (929) 466-1155

    Annual overweight load permit questions
    Lisa Burns
    (929) 466-2176

Port Authority of NY & NJ

  • Open For Business

    As designated critical transportation infrastructure, all maritime facilities and supply chain distribution partners in the Port of New York and New Jersey are open for business as usual.  For regular updates on the Port, you can sign up for the Breaking Waves newsletter here.

  • Temporary Cashless Tolling Operations: George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel & Holland Tunnel

    The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has moved to collect tolls by electronic means and temporarily suspends cash toll collection. Drivers that would normally pay cash should proceed through the toll booth without stopping. A photo of the license plate of the vehicle will be taken and an invoice will be mailed to the registrant. More information is available here.