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ADOT provides relief to trucking industry

ADOT provides relief to trucking industry

January 5, 2021

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to make the trucking industry a priority during the public health emergency.

“We recognize the valuable – and in many cases life-saving – work being done by the men and women in the trucking industry who ensure that essential medical equipment, food and so many other necessities are delivered to our Arizona communities,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “In support of that, ADOT continues to take steps to make it easier for trucking professionals to do their jobs, while maintaining standards that make Arizona’s roadways safe.”

ADOT has provided relief to truck drivers by:

  • Giving priority to commercial driver license renewals at MVD offices.
  • Deferring requirements to submit a medical clearance card through Feb. 28, 2021.
  • Honoring Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association waivers and extensions during the public health emergency.

ADOT also engaged in other efforts to assist the trucking industry during the public health emergency, such as adding nearly 100 permanent truck parking spaces to the Haviland and Meteor Crater rest areas along Interstate 40 and allowing food trucks to operate at several ADOT rest areas, giving truck drivers access to food and meals.