COVID-19

Overweight Truck Permits and Department of Labor Recordkeeping

Overweight Truck Permits and Department of Labor Recordkeeping

Overweight Truck Permit Available but Limited

Caltrans has issued a press release on special permits authorizing overweight trucks to deliver emergency COVID-19 supplies. In discussions with CDFA, we understand that this should apply to ag products throughout the supply chain that support food deliveries to retail outlets. The new permits option does not apply to export. 

Press Release Link: https://dot.ca.gov/news-releases/news-release-2020-007

To apply for the permits use this link: https://dot.ca.gov/programs/traffic-operations/transportation-permits/how-to-apply

We currently understand Caltrans at this time is issuing permits on an individual basis for each trip. 

Department of Labor Record Keeping Guidance – COVID-19

Following is an overview on recent Department of Labor guidance for record keeping and COVID-19.

Doc: Department of Labor Issues COVID-19 Recordkeeping Guidance 

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New OSHA Covid-19 Emergency Regulations for Employers

New OSHA Covid-19 Emergency Regulations for Employers

See the attached review of significant new emergency regulations adopted by OSHA. The emergency regulations will go into effect when approved by OAL no later than November 30 and possibly earlier. They require a number of new mandates for employers which will impact rice including: employee testingreporting and record keeping and exclusion from the workplace for a positive test for 14 days. 

Thanks to Kahn, Soares, Conway for this report. Click here to download the report (pdf).