Latest Alerts

  • FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 Relief June 1, 2021 - Safety Alert (01 June 2021) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.)  FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 Relief The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its Emergency Declaration granting regulatory relief to motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  The... Read more »
  • FMCSA Extends Waivers & More Updates February 19, 2021 - Safety Alert (19 February 2021) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.)  FMCSA Extends CDL, CLP, Medical Card Waiver Through May 31 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its waiver of requirements for renewal of Commercial Driver Licenses, Commercial Learner’s Permits and Medical Certificates through May 31 due to the ongoing COVID-19... Read more »
  • FMCSA Issues Regional Emergency Declaration February 18, 2021 - Safety Alert (18 February 2021) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.)  FMCSA Issues Regional Emergency Declaration Last night the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Regional Emergency Declaration (click to download) in response to the ongoing heating and fuel shortages from severe winter storms in the affected states.  The Declaration... Read more »
  • DOT Enforcement Discretion; TSA HME Validity December 30, 2020 - Safety Alert (30 December 2020) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.)  DOT Issues Enforcement Discretion on Medical Gas Cylinder Requalification              In response to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of DOT has issued a notice stating the agency will not take... Read more »
  • FMCSA Extends Waiver on CDL, CLP, Medical Certificate Validity to February 28 December 21, 2020 - Safety Alert (21 December 2020) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.)  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its waiver on the validity of expired CDLs and Commercial Learner’s Permits through February 28, 2021. The waiver applies to holders of CDLs and CLPs that are due for renewal on or... Read more »
  • FMCSA Extends Waivers for CDLs, CLPs, Medical Certificates Through December 31 September 21, 2020 - Safety Alert (21 September 2020) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.)  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a further extension of its waiver of the validity of CDLs, Commercial Learner’s Permits and Driver Medical Certificates that expired on or after March 1, 2020.  The current waiver is now set... Read more »
  • FMCSA Extends Modified Emergency Declaration Related to COVID-19 September 18, 2020 - Safety Alert (14 September 2020) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.)  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its modified Emergency Declaration granting regulatory relief to motor carriers and drivers providing transportation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The notice extends the exemption through December 31, 2020, subject to the... Read more »
  • FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration through Sept 14 August 13, 2020 - Safety Alert (13 August 2020) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.)  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its Emergency Declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic through September 14, 2020. The declaration exempts motor carriers and drivers from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations,... Read more »
  • PHMSA Extends Enforcement Discretion for Cylinders Exceeding Retest Date July 6, 2020 - Safety Alert (July 6, 2020) The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has extended a notice of enforcement discretion stating that it would not take enforcement action against any person who fills a DOT-specification cylinder used to transport Division 2.2 non-flammable gas provided the cylinder meets all requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49... Read more »
  • UPDATED: Coronavirus Business Continuity Plan April 30, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 29, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of Considerations when forming a COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan as of 29 April 2020.... Read more »
  • COVID-19 Update: FEMA Face Covering Distribution Program — Deadline for Submission: Monday, April 20th, 5PM Eastern April 20, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 18, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) COVID-19 Update FEMA Face Covering Distribution Program — Deadline for Submission: Monday, April 20th, at 5PM Eastern FEMA has identified a manufacturer to mass... Read more »
  • COVID-19 UPDATED: Coronavirus Business Continuity Plan April 13, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 10, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) COVID-19 Update UPDATED: Coronavirus Business Continuity Plan – Considerations Business Closure and Exemption by Government This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members... Read more »
  • COVID-19 Update: PA Requires Inventory of PPE, Other Medical Resources April 13, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 10, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) COVID-19 Update Pennsylvania Government Requires Inventory of PPE, Other Medical Resources The Pennsylvania Governor issued an Order dated April 8, 2020 that authorizes the... Read more »
  • GAWDA Safety Alert — COVID-19: Cylinder And Liquid Container Issue April 9, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 9, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) Cylinder And Liquid Container Issue Related To Cylinder Conversion And Filling During The COVID-19 Crisis (Please click here to download a copy of... Read more »
  • GAWDA Safety Alert — PHMSA COVID-19 Update: Cylinder Retest Extension April 7, 2020 - Safety Alert (April 7, 2020) This GAWDA Safety Alert is issued to inform GAWDA members of updates and notifications relevant to COVID-19.  (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT DISCRETION REGARDING CYLINDERS THAT HAVE EXCEEDED THEIR PERIODIC REQUALIFICATION TEST DATE (Please click here to download a copy of the... Read more »