COVID-19 Pandemic Support for the Motor Carrier Industry

This web page will be updated as new information becomes available.

Order re Temporary Suspension of Trucking and Transportation Provisions

On April 28, 2020, Manitoba released Order in Council 107/2020 which provides regulatory relief to the trucking industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic. A number of provisions were brought in to assist the transportation industry move goods and services efficiently, including extending the validity period of safety inspections, annual overdimensional/overweight permits, safety fitness certificates and IRP cab cards. Click here for more details.

International Fuel Tax Agreement

Amendments were made to The Fuel Tax Act, which provides relief to carriers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please click here to see the bulletin at the Manitoba Finance page.

Hours of Service

Hours of service relief available to motor carriers engaged in the transportation of essential supplies and equipment in direct assistance to the emergency relief efforts during the response to COVID-19 – click here for more information.


Spring Road Restrictions

Spring road restriction relief available to carriers engaged in the transportation of essential commodities as outlined in the 2020 Manitoba Spring Road Restrictions (SRR) program – click here for more information.


Driver Services

The following provincially operated rest areas/washroom facilities continue to be open to the public:

Kirkella (PTH 1 at the MB/SK border)
Minnedosa (PTH 10/16)
Pine Grove (PTH 1 near Hadashville)
Emerson Tourism Info (Washrooms only, PTH 75)

The Manitoba Trucking Association has been compiling a list of Manitoba services available for truck drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here to view this information.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Emergency Declarations Portal

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some commercial motor vehicle regulations in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. have been temporarily relaxed to reduce restrictions that may limit motor carriers from promptly providing much-needed products and services to assist with emergency relief efforts. Click here to see what is in effect across North America.


Federal Government Guidance:


Federal Safety Guidance to protect drivers and limit the spread of COVID-19 in commercial vehicle operations

The Federal Government has provided safety guidance to protect drivers and limit the spread of COVID-19 in commercial vehicle operations – click here for more information.


Considerations Relating to the Use of Face Coverings by Commercial Vehicle Drivers and Motor Carrier, Intercommunity Bus, and Public Transit Passengers

The Federal Government has provided recommended measures with respect to the use of face coverings by public transit, intercommunity bus, and motor carrier passengers. Please click here for more information in English or click here for more information in French.


Personal Protective Equipment and their uses by Commercial Vehicle Drivers

These recommendations have been developed to complement the existing Federal safety guidance to protect drivers and limit the spread of COVID-19 in commercial vehicle operations, and to respond to questions specifically relating to PPE and other cleaning supplies commercial vehicle drivers may need to ensure the Federal safety guidance can be respected. In addition to the federal safety guidance, commercial vehicle drivers and operators should follow advice and recommendations published by local and national public health authorities. Click here to view the document in English, or click here for more information in French.