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LMTA issues guidance for trucking industry on stay-at-home order

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Posted at 3:14 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 17:10:15-04

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association has issued guidance for trucking industry folks regarding the governor's "stay-at-home" order issued today.

"As it relates specifically to our industry, broad exemptions for transportation and logistics are in place," a release from LMTA reports.

Specific examples include:

Farm workers to include those employed in animal food, feed, and ingredient production, packaging, and distribution; manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of veterinary drugs; truck delivery and transport; farm and fishery labor needed to produce our food supply domestically;

Retail fuel centers such as gas stations and truck stops, and the distribution systems that support them

Employees supporting or enabling transportation functions, including dispatchers, maintenance and repair technicians, warehouse workers, truck stop and rest area workers, and workers that maintain and inspect infrastructure (including those that require cross-border travel);

Truck drivers who haul hazardous and waste materials to support critical infrastructure, capabilities, functions, and services;

Workers supporting the safe transportation of chemicals, including those supporting tank truck cleaning facilities and workers who manufacture packaging items.

LMTA officials say they asked the governor to exempt the trucking industry from any stay-at-home order, and they feel the industry was.

"Consistent with the spirit of the order, I do strongly suggest that exempt companies consider the extent of their staff who are essential to operations, and allow those who can work remotely to do so," said Chance McNeely, LMTA Executive Director.

To access the organization's COVID-19 resources page, click here.