Recent Coronavirus Updates and Resources for Truckers

Staying Safe During the Global Coronavirus Pandemic Means Staying Informed

Use this comprehensive list of restaurant chains that are accomodating truck drivers and offering promotions while you’re out on the road.  Use this list to find truck stops that are serving food.

Follow these guidelines to reduce your risk of contracting Covid19 while performing essential errands

Click here to learn more about the business assistance available to you through the CARES Act

How to Get Tested

Find your latest local health department to get information on testing for Coronavirus

Linked Resources

PHMSA COVID-19 Emergency Special Permits

FTA Safety Advisory 20-01: Recommended Actions to Reduce the Risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Among Transit Employees and Passengers

FAQ – Commercial Drivers Regarding Permissible Actions During the COVID-19 Emergency – April 13, 2020

If you develop any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

Public Health Recommendations after COVID-19 Exposure

provided by the CDC

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

CDC Recursos de comunicación

Latest News and Updates

Truckers are on the frontlines of the global coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic as they haul desperately needed food and supplies across the country. How can we show appreciation for these drivers who put themselves at risk every day so the rest of us can get what we need? 

 By practicing kindness. 

Here’s a list of things that you can do to take care of a trucker during the coronavirus pandemic…

Highway rest stops begin to open in California. Where truckers can get hot meals and access to necessary amenities. 

Need a pick-me-up?

Here’s a twitter feed dedicated to our brave truckers putting themselves at risk to transport much-needed goods nationwide.

Do you have a Covid-19 Plan?

“I want other drivers to have that conversation — be proactive — and ask the company, if I fall sick on the road, what should I do?”

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Uber  has partnered with trucking startup CloudTrucks  to make it easier for its ride-hail drivers to get jobs as truckers during the pandemic.

Described as a “business in a box,” CloudTrucks is designed to make it easier for truck owners and operators to run their businesses. Through software and data science, CloudTrucks aims to reduce operating costs for truck drivers and improve revenue, cash flow and costs.

Roadside enforcement could decline as COVID-19 picks up

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an FAQ on Wednesday based on concerns from state agencies about the effect that changes in how they conduct roadside inspections as a result of COVID-19 may have on their eligibility for funding under the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP). 

Responding to questions about whether police officers can waive roadside inspections as part of a traffic enforcement stop and instead just issue warnings or citations if there is a violation, the FMCSA advised states to follow their commercial vehicle safety plan (CVSP) as much as possible.

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88,300 truck drivers lost their jobs in April, and it’s the biggest trucking job loss on record

While truck drivers have been deemed “essential” workers during the coronavirus pandemic, freight volumes and rates have collapsed this year. 

Much of the economy, most notably manufacturing, is at a standstill. As a result, trucks aren’t moving.

 

Thank You Truckers!

from Your Friends at ORDP.

Truckers are the backbone of the nationwide Coronavirus pandemic relief. At ORDP we believe it’s our job to help protect you against any threat on the road, even one as unprecedented as a worldwide crisis. We’re here to support and inform you in any way we can. ORDP has been deemed an essential business, and will continue to service your needs through these challenging times, and beyond. Thank you to all CDL Drivers, who put themselves at risk daily, so that the rest of us can stay safe and stay home.

Bryan Shannon

Director, ORDP (Open Road Drivers Plan)

I hope all truckers continue to get recognition for your sacrifices and dedication way after we get through this pandemic. Your job isn’t easy and we appreciate you. Wishing you safe travels!
– Jill @ Your ORDP Family
You are our heroes! Thank you so much for all that you do to keep our economy moving, and transporting life-saving supplies nationwide to help keep our country safe. I’m teaching my kids to thank a trucker every time they open the pantry. 
– Aubrey @ Your ORDP Family

Remember, we’re only one call away. Stay safe out there.

Trucking Protection is what we do, because ORDP is more than a CDL Protection Plan. We’re here to keep you safe and protected on the road, so you never ride alone.