Commercial and Trucking Industry Operators Information

Important resources for trucks operating in NYC during COVID-19.

Last updated August 6, 2020

Truck Driver Guidance & Tips:

Some helpful tips for truck drivers and commercial vehicle operators are provided below:

  • Always practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Avoid shaking hands.
  • Wear face coverings while delivering or picking up goods. Truck drivers and commercial vehicle operators who are in direct contact with customers or members of the public (i.e. delivering packages) must follow the New York State Face Covering Requirement (effective, April 15, 2020).
  • Practice social distancing. Limit time spent outside of the truck cab during fueling, loading and unloading, and at rest and truck stops.
  • Plan ahead. Schedule your deliveries in advance whenever possible. Be aware that some facilities may provide access to restrooms, so plan as best you can.
  • Go contactless. Use paperless, electronic invoicing for fueling and deliveries, when available.
  • Keep your truck clean and aerated. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces on a routine basis and keep your truck well-ventilated.
  • Stay home if you're feeling unwell. Follow CDC guidelines if you are sick.

Truck Size and Weight Permits:

The Truck Permit Unit continues to process daily truck permit applications.

  • General over-dimensional and annual crane permit questions: (929) 466-1428
  • General over-dimensional and film permit questions: (929) 466-1155
  • Annual overweight load permit questions: (929) 466-2176

COVID-19 Relief & NYC Overweight Permits:

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