Latest Alerts

  • COVID-19 Update September 22, 2021 - COVID-19 Update (September 2021) (Click here to download a copy of the COVID Update.)  What to do if you’ve had Exposure to COVID-19: NON-Vaccinated People: Quarantine for 14 days Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. If possible,... Read more »
  • PHMSA Reinstates Enforcement Discretion for Cylinders Exceeding Periodic Retest Date September 14, 2021 - Safety Alert (14 September 2021) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has reinstated its enforcement discretion related to Division 2.2 cylinders transported by motor vehicle, which have exceeded their periodic test dates by no more than 12 months.  The enforcement discretion is extended through... Read more »
  • President Issues Mandate for COVID Vaccinations for Many Workers September 13, 2021 - Safety Alert (13 September 2021) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) On September 9 President Biden issued a sweeping mandate that will require most federal government employees and many private sector workers to be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus.  The announcement left many questions unanswered, however. First, the President directed the... Read more »
  • FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration Through November 30, 2021 September 1, 2021 - Safety Alert (01 September 2021) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration Through November 30, 2021 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its COVID-related Emergency Declaration through November 30, 2021.  In addition, the agency has extended the scope of the hours of service and other exemptions... Read more »
  • 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 »