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PUCO Announces Hours-of-service Relief for Intrastate Transport

This relief granting is in effect until 11:59 p.m. March 27, 2020

As part of its COVID-19/Coronavirus response, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has announced a granting of regulatory relief from the Hours of Service requirements for intrastate transport of relief supplies, including consumer goods and medical supplies.

Motor carriers should be aware that this notice does not absolve them of their duty to monitor their drivers. In addition, this granting of relief is not an exemption from driver’s CDL requirements, controlled substance and alcohol use and testing requirements, or financial responsibility (insurance) requirements.

Drivers utilizing this granting of relief must keep a written or electronic copy of the notice in their truck at all times. The notice can be viewed here.

This granting of relief is in effect until 11:59 pm, Friday, March 27, 2020.

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