Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extends Emergency Declaration 2020-002 to continue support of emergency relief efforts

 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has again extended its emergency declaration regarding commercial transportation of essential COVID-19 supplies.

 

The federal government has extended the declaration through February 28, 2021, as it was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020.

 

Specifically, the updated declaration covers transportation to meet immediate needs for:

  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. Vaccines, constituent products, medical supplies, and equipment, including ancillary supplies/kits for the administration of vaccines related to the prevention of COVID-19.
  5. Food, paper products, and other groceries for emergency restocking of distribution centers or stores.

 

Commercial motor vehicle drivers who can safely operate a motor vehicle while transporting the listed essential supplies related to the COVID-19 emergency outbreak will be allowed to continue to operate beyond standard hours of service.

 

“It’s imperative we do our part to help keep needed supplies moving throughout our state and the nation during these unprecedented times,” said WYDOT Director K. Luke Reiner. “This extension will help support the commercial transportation industry with their vital mission of helping our communities get the supplies they need.”

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WHP updates permit issuing procedure

Effective immediately, with the exception of the Rock Springs Office, WYDOT highway shops will no longer be issuing permits. Advancements in technology and recent policy changes will allow the Wyoming Highway Patrol Ports of Entry to absorb the issuing of these permits for the highway shops allowing the highway shop clerks to focus more time on their other daily activities.

Customers who request a permit at a highway shop can be referred to a Wyoming Port of Entry to obtain whatever permit they need. The permit(s) can then be sent to the customer either by email or fax. Please refer to this list of Wyoming Ports of Entry phone numbers:

  • Alpine 307-654-7569
  • Casper 307-473-3280
  • Cheyenne I-80 307-777-4894
  • Cheyenne US 85 307-777-4895
  • Cheyenne I-25 307-777-4896
  • Evanston 307-789-3538
  • Frannie 307-664-2389
  • Gillette 307-682-4030
  • Kemmerer 307-877-4229
  • Laramie 307-745-2200
  • Lusk 307-334-3814
  • Sheridan/Dietz 307-674-2350
  • Sundance 307-283-1616
  • Torrington 307-532-2519