SC&RA Offers Guidance for Drivers Worried About Proving Essentiality

- Recently, members have reached out to SC&RA after being questioned by authorities as to their ability to work during the coronavirus crisis. SC&RA is encouraging drivers and pilot car drivers to carry a copy of the U.S. Homeland Security’s Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response. In this document, under Transportation & Logistics, it states:

“Workers including truck drivers, railroad employees and contractors, maintenance crew, and cleaners
supporting transportation of chemicals, hazardous, medical, and waste materials to support critical infrastructure, capabilities, functions, and services, including specialized carriers, crane and rigging industry workers.”

SC&RA also advises to keep permits handy to display, especially when headed home following a move. The driver should request an advance copy of the permit when traveling to meet a move.

This document, along with many other valuable resources, can be found on SC&RA’s COVID-19 Crisis Command Center page, www.scranet.org/COVID19. If your company drivers are being stopped/questioned, please let us know by contacting Steven Todd.

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