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COVID-19:  Information subject to change quickly

MABA and MGEA Company Leaders:

Please find below updated information on federal activities related to our industry and implications of COVID-19.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Last night, FMCSA published a set of FAQs (found HERE) specifically regarding actions State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLA) or commercial driver’s license holders may take during the public health crisis that are permissible under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. This information may be helpful as it relates to retention of current drivers and new hires.

On Thursday, FMCSA issued a waiver (found HERE) to state driver’s license agencies that allows third parties to play a role in the issuance of new Commercial Driver’s Licenses.  A FAQ document is attached to help state driver’s license agencies understand how to utilize the new authority.     

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
On April 10, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a “Notice Highlighting Existing Options Related to Hazardous Materials Shipping Papers and Social Distancing during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency” (found HERE). This notice provides clarification that current hazmat transportation regulations allow flexibility regarding the exchange of shipping papers and signatures that meet social distancing practices.

Concerns or Questions

​​​​​​​Please notify the MABA/MGEA office immediately if you are experiencing slow downs or interruptions to the flow of goods and services.  We are working diligently with our counterparts to ensure that the supply chain remains active.  

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have information to share, have questions or need assistance.  Our office is currently operating remotely so please utilize email as much as possible to contact us.


Krista Lee Evans
PO Box 7325
Helena, MT  59604

406-439-2215 (Krista cell)
Corporate Sustaining Members
PO Box 7325 Helena, MT 59604  |  Phone: 406-227-3523  |  Fax: 406-227-3745