Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information

Putting people first is our normal course of business.

When things aren’t business as usual, we’re here to navigate challenging and unprecedented times with you – together. The Holman Way of doing business guides us to treat our people, business partners, and the community at large with respect and care.

ARI is considered an essential business. We continue to be fully operational and we’ve executed continuity procedures to support your fleet without compromising the safety of our people.

The Road to Recovery

Recommendations on Getting Back to Businesses

Looking for fleet management, upfitting, and supply chain advice and guidance? You can find that right here in blogs, infographics, and articles that share our experts’ insights and recommendations to help businesses recover.

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Learn from ARI and Holman’s series of virtual events about strategies that can help your organization respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fleet 2020: What You Need to Know
Tuesday, September 8 at 12:00 pm EST
Co-presented with NAFA, the Fleet 2020 webinar will feature industry thought leaders focusing on critical fleet issues and struggles. From expanding delivery cycles, the uncertain resale market, telematics adoption, and preventative maintenance, this session will address key challenges and provide thoughtful insights to help fleet operators navigate the weeks and months ahead.

We are more than half way through 2020 and have been through four months of undulating change and worry. You may be tired. But don’t  check out just yet – there’s still tough work to be done. You can do it, and smart planning will start you off on the right foot. There’s no sense in worrying about all the things you can’t control, so let’s look at three main things you have the power to set in motion as you position your fleet for a better 2021.

Read what to look for.

These summer months are crunch time for implementing your recovery strategy that optimizes your assets and protects your business operations from risk. This requires you to evaluate not only your own financial and operational stability, but also that of your suppliers.

Your suppliers may not be comfortable being upfront with you about their own challenges because they don’t want to lose your customer loyalty. However, you need players in the game that are not going to trip over the baseline or collide in the outfield.

Read this article to confirm your suppliers are performing at financial, technical, and operational all-star levels.

It’s been a scary few months, and we’re not out of the pandemic-and-recession woods yet. Still, the resilience and innovation demonstrated throughout our industry and others is truly inspiring, like sunshine breaking through the leaves.

As you plan for the coming months, this is the ideal time to evaluate your cash and funding needs.

Follow our decision tree to plan the smoothest route forward.

Read the blog

The Coronavirus pandemic has created a marathon economic slowdown that businesses are having a tough time enduring. If your business is facing these challenges, you’ll want to lean on your strategic partners for solutions.

In these difficult times, do your suppliers have the necessary resources to help your company cross the finish line in both the short and long-term?

Read the blog post. 

Do you remember it? That “oh no” moment (although you may have opted for a different word than “no”) when you realized that COVID-19 was going to cause a serious tsunami for your fleet?

Whether your industry experienced a surge or drop off in demand, you probably spent the last several months treading uncertain water. It seems like the floods are receding now, and as things settle, you’re realizing the currents have been intense and the swells deep.

Here are some simple ways to revisit your pandemic fleet practices as the continent slowly reopens, plus some convenient links back to our original articles for each part of the cycle.

Read the guide. 

Restrictions are slowly being lifted, and more businesses are opening each day. As the world begins to establish what this next phase is going to look like, do you know what your financial recovery plans look like?  It depends heavily on how much your organization was impacted by the pandemic. While it’s tempting to jump straight to planning for a better tomorrow, you’re skipping the critical step of assessing where you are right now.

Read this blog to learn how to lay a solid foundation for your recovery strategy involves.

Before COVID-19 came to town, your business had organizational objectives that your fleet operation played a critical role in achieving, such as budget compliance, productivity metrics, customer satisfaction, profit, and so forth.

In light of the pandemic, you’re likely now facing a vastly different budget scenario, your replacement schedule will need adjusting based on availability (and that budget, too), you’ve had to tune your preventive maintenance plans, and so forth.

So where do you start? How can you carefully balance your “then” with your “now” as you look ahead? This are questions posed by other fleet professionals just like you as OEM factories are reopening and a number of states loosen their shelter-in-place mandates.

Here are 8 areas you need to consider as you plan your recovery.

Whether you’re activating continuity measures, maintaining operations via remote workers and social distancing, or addressing variable conditions by region, this resource guide can help you promote safety and lessen risk to drivers.

Read the guide.

As your organization continues to adapt and respond to the uncertainty of COVID-19, here are four opportunities to get started on controlling your fleet’s operating costs.

Read the opportunities.

Now that you’ve addressed immediate fleet needs, such as driver distancing policies and vehicle cleaning procedures, it’s time to start looking ahead. The state of your industry, customer activity, and your company’s financial status will influence your next move. Are you trying to keep up with increased demand placed on your vehicles? Or are you facing the opposite challenge, where a slower business pace means that many of your vehicles aren’t fully utilized at the moment. Your answer will help focus your short-term capital expenditure plan.

Learn how to navigate the capital expenditure tightrope. 

The assembly lines are rolling, but fleets will still need to navigate hazards. The global auto industry has resumed production, but what impact will the shutdown have on your supply chain?

The good news is that vehicles will soon be rolling off the line, and Auto Truck Group will have their chassis inventories replenished; this also means that managing your replacement cycle will get better from here. The bad news (well, maybe just “not-so-good” news) is that you’ll still have to be aware of any caution flags on the track ahead.

Let’s take a closer look at the current factors, how they may impact your timing and budget, and when to consult with your fleet management pit crew.

Read the blog.

After months of disruption, the automotive supply chain is beginning to get back in gear but the unprecedented shutdown across the industry has skewed traditional ordering cycles. Some businesses were forced to cancel new vehicle orders due to financial uncertainty while others scrambled to find any available vehicle amidst the closures to keep up with increased demand.

Now, as we approach the traditional ordering season, many organizations are faced with adjusting their acquisition strategy on-the-fly. And just like revising your summer itinerary, you’ll need to be mindful of avoiding costly spec’ing and ordering detours.

Here are three common spec’ing and ordering hazards that could cause you to miss your exit to recovery:

Read the blog

As the COVID-19 pandemic translated to open-ended travel shutdowns in the first quarter, ARI and Auto Truck Group put technology to work by hosting remote vehicle specification review meetings for our customers. This wasn’t Auto Truck’s Zoom debut– as we’ve used it in the past to overcome winter weather challenges– but it was definitely the right time to increase our web production value.

Read about how the virtual spec review process has added value for our clients while maintaining social distancing.

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In a matter of a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally altered the landscape of our industry. With everyone’s health and safety the top priority, the entire automotive sector came to a virtual standstill for several months. We’ve used this time to to develop a road map as an industry to help us navigate the road ahead together. And while this crisis is unlike anything we’ve experienced in our lifetime and not yet over, the way organizations continue to adapt and respond will endure long after we overcome this current challenge.

Recently, Vice President of Operations John Hart spoke with Work Truck to discuss how Auto Truck Group adjusted in the face of the pandemic by prioritizing the well-being of our personnel and continuing to leverage Holman’s core automotive competencies to support our customers with creative solutions.

Read the article.

With the entire world feeling so out of alignment these days, you’d think every link in your vehicle supply chain would be taking a beating too, right? Here’s the good news – many truck and equipment upfitters are operating at normal capacity or very close to it for now. How and when those conditions will change ultimately depends on other links, such as chassis and material availability, in your particular chain.

So what can you do right now? Developing a short-term plan for your Q2 upfit orders is your best strategy for fulfilling your company’s immediate vehicle and equipment needs. Then you’ll need a long-term approach for Q3 that addresses your 2020 recovery plans and sets up your company for the 2021 ordering cycle.

Let’s walk through the order-to-delivery steps to understand where the industry stands now, and figure out where you may need to adjust your future approach.

Read about the steps.

The automotive industry started to stabilize in May. Many auctions and dealerships worked to establish protocols for reopening and manufacturers took steps towards restarting production as shelter-in-place restrictions were eased in many regions. Today, the majority of dealerships and auctions have resumed in-person sales and new vehicles are beginning to roll off the assembly line (although production capacity remains lower than normal).

So what does this all mean for the used car market and its recovery?

Find out here.

If your industry and business have been severely impacted by the pandemic, you may be facing difficult decisions involving your fleet as you work to overcome trying economic conditions. If you’re faced with decreased demand or halted operations, this is the time to remain agile and look for creative solutions to help sustain your business now without sacrificing future success.

When revenues are down and cash flow has slowed, selling some of your vehicles and equipment is a plausible, short-term option for reducing your fixed expenses and generating much needed capital. If you are ready to create a plan, you need to determine how to choose which vehicles and equipment will go, and make certain you’re prepared for the long-term effects.

As you look to reduce your fleet size, you’ll want to avoid shifting too much of your operational burden onto your older, more costly assets. Here are three common mistakes to avoid, and three questions to ask instead.

Read the blog.

As governments across the globe work on mapping out potential paths back to normalcy, people are coming together (virtually, of course) more than ever. We’re all facing a diverse range of challenges at the moment. Some are entering their second or third month of working remotely, others are still out in the field delivering essential services, and many are dealing with the challenges of reduced hours and temporary furloughs due to closures. Despite these differences, we are united in the desire for a timely, safe return to more familiar lives.

Check out this article for tips to help boost morale.

When it comes to your business, we know that customers and the job at hand come first. But that can often mean that some of the behind-the-scenes necessities of fleet management can fall by the wayside. Especially driver training, which can be a major asset that can promote a safe workplace and also save your fleet money every year.

Vehicle accidents cost businesses around $60 billion each year, but dedicated driver training can reduce crash rates by 40 to 60 percent. Are some of your drivers currently grounded due to work-from-home pandemic procedures? Maybe now’s the time to take advantage of those cost savings by using those extra hours to educate your team on safety measures on the road.

Read the blog.

Your company has compiled with government mandates to pause-non essential operations, leaving a number of drivers off the road and your fleet vehicles parked on stand by. With no official end data for isolation measures in sight, it’s important for drivers to keep an eye on vehicles that are sitting idle.

Read this guide on how to keep vehicles in optimal running orde.

Fleet Industry Update

Latest News on the Impact of COVID-19

ARI and our business partners are closely monitoring the impact that COVID-19 is having on our industry. We are engaging with industry suppliers on a regular basis, including manufacturers, maintenance providers, upfitters, departments of motor vehicles, and more, to identify any possible service disruptions.

Our team is currently updating this page every Tuesday and Friday. Any new information that was added to this section in our last update is in blue.

Please also visit the resource centers on our Canadian and UK websites for updates relevant to those countries.

Last Updated: August 11, 10:00 a.m. EST

Many states and tolling authorities are implementing temporary measures to limit the impact of COVID-19.

  • California. The Bay Area Tolling Authority has resumed toll collection on roads in Northern California.
  • Illinois. The Illinois Tollway has suspended cash payments and closed their in-person customer service centers until further notice. Tolls will be collected by I-PASS, E-ZPASS, or the Tollway’s online payment portal. Customers without a transponder are encouraged to visit the Tollway’s website to calculate missed tolls within seven days.
  • New Jersey. Cash payments have been suspended on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Tolls are being collected by EZ Pass and mail-by-plate system.
  • Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has decided that all tolls will be collected electronically indefinitely and they will no longer accept cash payments. All tolls will be collected electronically by using E-ZPASS or the PA Turnpike Toll By Plate program. Officials caution drivers that they should be prepared for confusion at toll plazas while drivers adjust to this change.
  • Puerto Rico. AutoExpreso is closed until further notice. They will continue to charge for tolls in the meantime.
  • Texas. The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) has resumed toll collection on roadways in the Houston metropolitan area but they are only collecting tolls electronically. There are no additional fees.

ARI anticipates other tolling authorities to suspend cash payments and close service centers. We encourage drivers to visit the websites of their their local toll authority for the latest information.

Last Updated: August 11, 10:00 a.m. EST

New York: New York City continues to issue various violations, but the dispute / hearing process has been suspended until further notice. Fines will not escalate during this time. ARI will continue to invoice clients for processed violations and violations that cannot be disputed. Once the dispute process is restarted, clients should expect to see violations with older dates and a potential surge, depending upon how quickly the city catches up with the backlog of disputes.

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  • Audi: Audi has resumed production of all models.
  • BMW: All BMW facilities have resumed production, although some are only running one shift. The company’s production scheduling group has been working to revamp their production schedule. Model years change over between late June and late July, so some MY20 orders could be moved to MY21 production depending upon the type of vehicle. MINI has already changed over its model year.
  • FCA: All FCA plants in North America are operational but at reduced capacity.
  • Ford: All Ford facilities have reopened and are operating at full, pre-COVID production levels.
  • General Motors: General Motors has temporarily suspended the third shift at its plant in Wentzville, Missouri. They plan to implement voluntary overtime on Saturdays to try and minimize the effects on production of the Colorado, Canyon, Express, and Savanna. In addition, GM is reporting some delays in Denver, Colorado and along the west coast.
  • Honda: Honda of America Manufacturing has resumed operations at a dozen plants in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Hyundai: Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama has resumed full capacity production with a three-crew, three-shift operation.
  • Kia: Kia has resumed production at its plant in West Point, Georgia. The corporate office continues working from home.
  • Mazda: Mazda reports that production has not been severely affected.
  • Mercedes Benz: Mercedes Benz has resumed production.
  • Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi reports that all regional team members and employees at their North American headquarters are working remotely.
  • Nissan: Nissan plants in Canton, Ohio; Smyrna, Tennessee, and Decherd, Tennessee have resumed production.
  • Subaru: Subaru plants in Gunma, Japan and Lafayette, Indiana have resumed production.
  • Tesla: Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California has resumed operation.
  • Toyota: Toyota has resumed production, service parts depots and vehicle logistics centers are operating, and they are accepting orders. Headquarters employees are working from home.
  • Volkswagen: Volkswagen facilities have resumed production, shipments of fleet courtesy deliveries resumed, and all US ports are open.
  • Volvo cars: Volvo plants in Charleston, South Carolina and Torslanda, Sweden are operational.

So far, most upfitters haven’t felt a huge hit by the OEM factories closing, but companies should start adjusting their upfit strategies now before supply chain shortages catch up to upfitters. Check out ARI’s blog on steps you can take to adjust your upfit strategy to roll with the punches. Read the blog.

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  • 3 Custom Solutions: Business is operating as normal, and they have implemented relative directives from the CDC and applicable health agencies.
  • Action Car and Truck. The business is operating as normal, and they have implemented precautions recommended by national, provincial, and municipal health authorities.
  • Adrian Steel / Adrian Road Redi: Adrian Steel facilities are operating.
  • Advertising Vehicles. Employees are working remotely. There are possible delays with the delivery of vinyl.
  • Altec: Altec production facilities are operating with regularly scheduled operations. Most office employees are working remotely.
  • AM Haire: Business is operating as normal. The company has implemented shift and work-schedule changes to support social distancing. Remote work arrangements are in place for Sales and Admin support and those programs will maintain adequate support for their clients and partners.
  • American Midwest Fleet: The company has limited operations due to a lack of local installers being available. Installations that have been already scheduled will be rescheduled for late April. If an appointment has not been scheduled, they will try to do so as soon as they resume normal operations. They are not shipping any product at this time.
  • ARE: Limited operations due to availability of local installers. Lead times have changed due to the pandemic.
  • Associated Graphics (AGI): Business operating as normal.
  • AutoTrim (Canada): Their office is open but they have limited onsite personnel.
  • Auto Truck Group: All Auto Truck production facilities are operating.
  • Boss Industries: Business is operating as normal.
  • Brown Industries: Business is operating as normal. They have implemented changes to their work schedule to support social distancing and are deep cleaning their facilities.
  • Canfield Equipment Service: Canfield’s production operations have resumed at its facilities in Warren, Michigan and Dundalk, Maryland but they no longer have the capability to receive or ship vehicles and parts from suppliers. Sales and support staff working remotely.
  • Cap-It Truck Accessories: Sales and service department are open, but store hours may vary.
  • Cargo Ease: Operations have resumed, but orders are being produced on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Crown Forklifts: Crown is open and complying with public health guidance. They have implemented new health and safety measures to help check the spread of COVID-19.
  • Curry Supply: The company plans to remain open and operate fully within the guidelines of state mandates.
  • Dejana. Dejana facilities are operational.
  • Delivery Concepts: Production has resumed.
  • Demountable Concepts:  Business as usual. Their sales and service staff are working remotely, and they have taken steps to reduce the amount of interaction that occurs on the production floor by social distancing. They have established and implemented communication procedures for employees and managers to deal with circumstances.
  • Derive. Business is operating but all travel has been halted.
  • Designer Decal: Operations have been suspended indefinitely.
  • Drive Products (GW Anglin, Voth, Del Divisions): Business is operating as normal, and they have implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout their facilities.
  • Driverge Vehicle Innovations: The business is operating as normal, and they have implemented relevant directives from the CDC and other health agencies.
  • Doggett Machinery Services: Business is operating as normal. They have implemented social distancing practices in workplaces as well as additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures in their facilities.
  • Eco Vehicle Systems: The company has resumed production and is operating at 100% capacity.
  • ETI (Equipment Technology inc.): Their plant in Oklahoma City restarted production and is operating at 90% capacity.
  • Expertec: Business operating as normal and they are using virtual technology to meet with customers or suppliers as much as reasonably possible. They have also implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout their facilities.
  • Farmbro: Plants are operating to provide essential services only, and most office staff is working from home.
  • Great Dane Trailers: The plans in Danville and Elysburg, Pennsylvania, are closed due to government mandates. The branch in Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, is open for business because it provides a critical service to the transportation industry.
  • Highway Products: The business is operating as normal while instituting new policies to better ensure the health and safety of employees.
  • John Deere Construction & Forestry: Business is operating as normal.
  • Knapheide: Knapheide is operational and using a rotating work schedule due to a drop in chassis production.
  • Leavitt Machinery: The business is operating as normal, and they have implemented relevant directives from the CDC and other health agencies.
  • Legend Fleet Solutions. Business is operating as normal, and the company has implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures. They report no issues with current or future orders.
  • Leyman Liftgates: Business as usual.
  • Lift Bodies, Inc. Lift Bodies is currently working four days a week and will be temporarily closed on Fridays.
  • Link Belt Cranes: Business is operating as normal.
  • MAACO: Business is operating as normal. They have implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout the facilities.
  • Manning Equipment: Manning Equipment has resumed operations.
  • MARCOM: Business is operating as normal, and they are delivering products at no charge. They have implemented internal changes such as social distancing practices and nightly cleaning of facilities.
  • Masterack. Masterack’s operational facilities have reopened.
  • Mickey Truck Bodies: Mickey has announced that all Mickey Truck Bodies manufacturing plants, Fleet Service Centers, and offices will be closed on Fridays until further notice.
  • Midway. Business is operating as normal.
  • Mobility Works: The business is operating as normal, and they have implemented relevant directives from the CDC and other health agencies. They are offering free delivery within the continental US and virtual appointments for commercial accessible vehicle customers.
  • Monroe Truck Equipment. Business is operating as normal. They have implemented social distancing guidelines, nightly cleanings of facilities, and rules to adhere to all health and safety mandates.
  • Morgan Corp (North America): All of Morgan’s plants are operational, and office personnel are working remotely.
  • Morgan Olson: Operations have resumed but at a slightly reduced capacity. They do have a few supplier concerns due to the pandemic, and their team is monitoring the situation daily.
  • Northland Equipment Company: Business is operating as normal. They are taking precautions by limiting exposure when dropping off vehicles.
  • Palfinger: Palfinger is operating as normal. They have implemented social distancing practices, nightly cleanings of facilities, and all national health and safety mandates.
  • Reading: Reading Truck Body manufacturing will be closed from June 1 to June 12 due to issues with the supply chain and nationwide stay-at-home orders. Truck Equipment locations will operate in June on a location-by-location basis
  • Sabre Equipment: Sabre Equipment is operating as normal.
  • Safe Fleet (Prime Design): Business is operating to meet customer needs. They are encouraging social distancing practices in the workplace.
  • Signature Graphics. The company is using staggered shifts to conduct business.
  • Signature Truck: Business is operating as normal. They are taking measures for swing shift work, which will have complete coverage and should not affect their output of trucks for customers.
  • Simmons Rockwell: The company’s commercial and fleet vehicle sales office is closed until further notice.
  • Sliding Systems: The company is open with limited hours, but their dispatch yard is open. They need 24 hours advanced notice for pickups.
  • Stellar Industries: Stellar Industries is limited visitors into their facilities and limited travel for employees. They are maintaining without delay.
  • Sterling: Business is operating as normal, but they have closed their showroom to the public.
  • Supreme (Wabash National): The company’s upfitting business is running at 50% capacity, and they are evaluating their build schedule based on expected chassis and parts arrivals.
  • TAG / LEER: Production facilities in California are temporarily closed.
  • Time Manufacturing / Vesalift: The company is open for business while most support employees are working from home.
  • Toyotalift. Business is operating as normal.
  • Transit Truck: The company’s factory and administrative offices are currently closed. Service, sales, and parts departments are offering limited service.
  • Transport Graphics: The company is operating as normal.
  • Utilimaster: The facilities in Ephrata, Pennsylvania and Saltillo, Mexico are closed until further notice. All other facilities are open. The upfit sales and sales support teams have limited staff.
  • Vomela. The business is currently operating as normal and contingency plans are in place in the event that something changes.
  • Warner Truck Bodies. Warner Truck Bodies is operating.
  • Warren Install. Business is operating as normal, and contingency plans are in place in the event that something changes.
  • Westport Fuel Systems. The company’s production and manufacturing facilities in Italy fully resumed operations on May 4.
  • Zoresco: Zoresco is closed until further notice.The following locations are able to receive deliveries from 8 AM to 2 PM daily: Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania; Oakwood Village, Ohio; and Monroe, Ohio.

Last Updated: August 11, 10:00 a.m. EST

United States

Dealerships have now reopened in all 50 states, but some dealerships may be closed or running on reduced hours. ARI recommends contacting them directly to confirm their status.

Canada

Dealerships remain open in all Canadian Provinces, although some dealership groups have closed. The best course of action is to contact the dealerships directly to confirm their current status.

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  • Bentley: Bentley has several hundred new chassis in stock, some of which are specific for ARI’s stocking program. There may be delays on the Isuzu FTR and N Series gas as Spartan Motors in Michigan has stopped assembly and shipping.
  • Big Tex Trailer World: The business is operating as normal.
  • Boyer Trucks: Boyer Trucks has begun ramping up their full chassis production. Boyer Trucks had temporarily converted production facilities from chassis assembly to spare parts supplier for at three-week period to support vehicles currently in service. This decision has caused them to roll back their chassis production schedule by three weeks.
  • Creative Bus Sales: Business is operating as normal for parts and service.
  • DTNA (Daimler Trucks North America): DTNA has reopened all nine of its manufacturing locations.
  • Freightliner & Western Star Trucks: The company resumed regular truck production at all plants.
  • Fuso: Fuso has not made any official announcements, but they have a good mix of gas and diesel trucks.
  • Golden Gait Trailer Sales: The company is closed until April 30 due to a mandate by the state of North Carolina.
  • Hesse Group Cambli: Operations have reopened as of April 13.
  • Hino: Hino has resumed production at its plant in West Virginia. Employees at the corporate headquarters in Novi, Michigan continue to work from home in support of the governor’s executive order until June 1.
  • HFI Isuzu Truck Center: The business is operating as normal, and they have implemented directives from the CDC and other applicable health agencies.
  • Hino: Hino is having productions delays due to some certification with emissions, and adding the current virus conditions has not helped. They report that any orders that have been already placed without VINs will be moved to August production, regardless of the build date. They have limited ground stock but will do their best to source any needs.
  • Hyundai Translead: The company’s plants in Mexico have resumed production.
  • Isuzu: Business as usual. Their gas and FTR plants are still in operation and the ports are still accepting chassis.
  • Mack: Mack has resumed production of heavy duty trucks. The new model medium-duty production start date has been moved from July to September.
  • Navistar: Navistar has resumed production at it’s plant in Springfield, Ohio.
  • Paccar (Kenworth/Peterbilt): Paccar has resumed production, but they are not allowing customers to buy in bulk so they do not run low on supplies.
  • Rush Truck Centers: The company remains open for business while most support employees are working from home.
  • Valley Strong: Business is operating as normal. They have new and used vehicles available from Ford, Freightliner, Hino, Isuzu, and Western Star.
  • Volvo: Volvo has restarted low-level production at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virgina.

Our network of transporters is fully operational and accepting new assignments.

Last Updated: August 11, 10:00 a.m. EST

  • AAA: AAA is unable to perform any deliveries with tag and title due to DMV closures, but they are able to pick up and deliver vehicles without them. They are monitoring the situation with DMVs.
  • Acertus: Acertus is reporting some constraints in transportation capacity and disruptions in service due to DMV closures. However, they say that the disruption has been contained and their transportation network is active.
  • American Transportation Company: They remain open for business. Drivers are taking extra precautions by sanitizing all high-touch surfaces on vehicles. Delays are likely due to shutdowns at state and local levels effecting licensing and titling.
  • Auto Driveaway: Auto Driveaway remains open for business, and they are able to issue temporary tags on any weight vehicle. If customers have vehicles in excess of 26,000 lbs, they can issue a 30-day Virginia temporary tag, which is extended for an additional 60 days with the DMV grace period in that state. Drivers are taking extra precautions by sanitizing all high-touch surfaces on vehicles. Delays are likely due to shutdowns at state and local levels, effecting licensing and titling.
  • Cassens Transport. Cassens is operating but on a very limited scale. The terminal in Belvidere, Illinois is temporarily shutting down on April 6 until further notice.
  • IMT Logistics. IMT reports that the only service disruptions that are experiencing are due to DMV closures.
  • MAMO: Remains open for business, but they have stopped pickups and deliveries in the five New York boroughs.  They are seeing delays in licensing due to DMV shutdowns. They are actively tracking all deliveries that were done without plates due to DMV closures, and they are monitoring all states to see when they reopen so they can get hard plates in customer hands as quickly as possible.
  • PARS: PARS remains operational with all office staff telecommuting. All states have begun opening in some capacity. However, many businesses including storage facilities and detail ships, as well as motor vehicle departments, remain closed for operating on a limited schedule creating the potential for case-by-case delays. PARS is monitoring orders previously on hold due to closures or restrictions. They are emailing customers as circumstances change.
  • Ready Logistics: Most states view transportation as an essential business, but there are restrictions in certain jurisdictions.
  • TSOA: Remains open for business and are currently working on a continuity plan. They have not encountered any high degree occurrences that would terminate their abilities to pursue deliveries in a timely manner. They are unable to issue temporary tags in Georgia, Massachusetts, Georgia, Hawaii, Texas, and Washington DC.

Automotive maintenance is an essential business, so many facilities are open but dealing with issues sourcing OEM parts. If you are wondering about how to tackle repairs and maintenance during the pandemic, read our blog on things to consider and strategies you can implement. Read the blog.

Last Updated: August 11, 10:00 a.m. EST

Our vendor network is functioning. Some local vendors have implemented their business continuity plans and are operating with reduced hours. Some collision repair and glass replacement vendors are reporting issues with sourcing OEM parts as a result of plant and dealer closures. The disruption has not been a major challenge yet, but we expect it to create more of an impact as the shutdowns continue.

  • Belron: Belron is impacted by the governments of Quebec and Ontario imposing restrictions on business providing essential services. As a result of these restrictions and decreased volume, Belron is operating a limited network of service centres. Please visit their website for a current list of available locations.
  • Big O Tires: All locations are open for business.
  • Bridgestone: Bridgestone reopened commercial tire plants April 13 and consumer tire production has resumed.
  • CARSTAR: Most locations are working reduced schedules.
  • Firestone Bridgestone: Has closed two stores in South Carolina and one in Louisiana, and all other locations are now closing at 4:00 or 5:00 pm daily. They are beginning to implement curbside, no-contact service
  • Goodyear: Good year has extended their production shutdown indefinitely due to OEMs shutting production and dealerships closing or operating with less staff. They anticipate that current inventory levels will support the significantly diminished demand. Goodyear service centers are operating 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.Goodyear is also offering free DOT inspections to help keep fleets on the road.
  • Honk: Continues to be fully operational, but stranded drivers are no longer permitted to ride with tow truck drivers.
  • Kal Tire: Kal Tire is providing service to light-duty fleet vehicles and commercial trucks at all locations by appointment only. They are only “emergency only” work on non-essential personal vehicles / retail sales at a select number of locations, which have limited operating hours.
  • MAACO: Most locations are working reduced schedules.
  • Meineke: Most locations are working reduced schedules.
  • Michelin: Has also announced plant closures but said that current inventory levels will support demand. The are dedicating part of their production capabilities to manufacturing PPE masks and ventilators.
  • Midas: All locations are open for business.
  • Mr. Tire: Locations are closed on Saturdays.
  • NTB: All locations are open for business.
  • PACCAR: Continues to produce parts. Customers are not able to buy in bulk, but service centers are fully operational.
  • Pep Boys: Is reducing store hours nationwide.
  • Road America: Is asking drivers to request an Uber or Lyft in lieu of riding along in the tow truck.
  • Road Canada: Is asking drivers to request an Uber or Lyft in lieu of riding along in the tow truck.
  • Safelite: Safelite has lowered its vehicle cleaning fee to $15 from $25. Effective April 15, Safelite is charging a fee to conduct a thorough pre- and post-service disinfection to every surface a technician comes in contact with or near. This includes, but is not limited to: keys/key fob, door handles, steering wheel, hear shift, and dashboard.  Their plan is to include this fee for the next six months and then reevaluate the need moving forward.In addition, Safelite has already implemented several other precautionary measures with technicians. They have been directed to smile and provide a thumbs-up rather than offer a handshake, waive the electronic signature for pre-inspection and service completion, and minimize the vehicle touchpoints during their service and provide the option for a customer contact-free experience. Per recommendation of the CDC, all customer-facing associates will wear a face covering, as well as be trained on cleaning the coverings following wear.
  • Take 5: Most locations are working reduced schedule where they are open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, normal Saturday hours, and are closed on Sundays.
  • Tire Barn: Locations are closed on Saturdays.
  • Tire Kingdom: All locations are open for business.
  • Tire Warehouse: Locations are closed on Saturdays.
  • Uniban: Uniban has announced that it is now offering a mobile glass program in Quebec that includes ADAS calibration.

Last Updated: August 11, 10:00 a.m. EST

Rental car providers are considered essential businesses and continue to be operational. There has been a significant decrease in demand.

Some providers have closed some locations. They continue to have nationwide coverage, but vehicles may come from a farther distance and take longer to arrive.

Companies should visit rental providers’ websites for an up-to-date lists of locations.

Last Updated: August 11, 10:00 a.m. EST

Fueling stations remain open and have been exempt from local closure orders. Our fuel card provider remains operational, including their ability to generate fuel cards.

The used vehicle market was disrupted by the pandemic, with prices dropping as much as 18%. Fortunately, the automotive industry has started to stabilize, and we’ve likely seen the worst of the market volatility. In this blog post, ARI’s Director of Remarketing, Chris Clarke, shared his thoughts on the market moving forward. Read the blog.

Last Updated: August 11, 10:00 a.m. EST

  • ARI Remarketing. ARI does not require our remarketing personnel to be on-site in order to sell our client vehicles. We have been involved in remote selling for several years and are prepared to continue to sell vehicles with limited to no negative impact on sale times and returns.Some auctions have either closed completely or have put a temporary hold on sales and continue to accept new inventory for future sales. ARI is evaluating each auction location on a daily basis and making decisions to either send vehicles to those auctions to be held or diverting to nearby auctions that are open for business.Our overall strategy is to continue to expose inventory to the competitive bidding market and execute sales that balance price and speed of sale based on the new market dynamics. We are leveraging all tools at our disposal including our network of auctions, our industry leading presence on virtual bidding platforms, our proprietary equipment bidding platform and our recently improved employee sale platform.
  • KAR Global: KAR Global is running Simulcast-only sales at most of their U.S. and Canada locations until further notice as the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve. While sales will run at their regularly scheduled times, vehicles will not run through the lanes and dealers will not be allowed on the premises. Bids can be placed online via Simulcast on ADESA.com, ADESA.ca or the ADESA Marketplace app.
  • Kesler Schaffer: Kesler Schaffer auto auction has reopened simulcast sales.
  • Manheim: Manheim Hawaii resumed sales this week via Simulcast. The company is running Simulcast-only sales at most of its U.S. locations following the ongoing public health and safety concerns of COVID-19. Manheim’s physical auction locations and digital channels are operational to service buying and selling needs. During sale day, seller representatives will be allowed to represent their vehicles through online seller tools.

The status of Departments of Motor Vehicles is changing rapidly, and ARI is making every effort to update this listing as quickly as possible. Drivers should contact the website of their local DMV for the latest information.

This section now also contains information on temporary tags.

Last Updated: August 11, 10:00 a.m. EST

Alabama

  • DMV locations are open, but certain local offices may be closed
  • The deadlines to register or renew vehicles has been extended to the last business day of the subsequent month that the registration expired, with the following conditions: if the vehicle is in a county where the licensing plate office was closed at any time during the month that the registration was originally due and if the closer resulted in the registrant not having access to the county licensing office for the entire month that the registration was originally due.

Alaska

  • Appointments only at all DMV locations
  • The state has suspended deadlines for the titling and registration of new vehicle purchases and relocations until July 30.

Arizona

  • Appointments only at all DMV locations.

Arkansas

  • The following locations are closed until further notice: Rogers, Gravette, Hamburg, McGehee, Augusta, Cave City, Manila, Ash Flat and Benton
  • Offices that are open may be operating with restrictions on walk-in, appointment and mail-in/drop-off
  • Extension on proof of property tax paid at time of renewal until further notice

California

  • All field offices reopened June 11 and are taking appointments for select services; they are not taking walk-in transactions
  • The DMV still recommends that vehicle transactions be performed online or through the mail
  • Late fees and penalties are waived for registration renewals due between March 16 and May 31 as long as the registration is renewed within 60 days of the original expiration date
  • Temporary operating permits expiring on or after March 4 are extended to June 22, and no further extension has been extended

Colorado

  • As of May 4, DMV locations have begun a phased reopening for certain services
  • 30 day grace period on registration renewals
  • Counties are permitted to waive late fees
  • Dealers are allowed to issue a 2nd temporary tag
  • Counties are permitted to waive late fees
  • Denver has implemented a grace period for newly purchased vehicles that have not been registered until April 9.
  • 30-day grace period for registration renewals: renewals are required to be completed “not later than the last day of the month following the date of expiration.”

Connecticut

  • DMV locations are open for appointment only for select services
  • Registrations, temporary tags, and emissions tests expiring between March 10 and June 30 are extended by 180 days
  • Registrations, temporary tags, and emissions tests expiring between July 1 and September 30 are extended by 90 days
  • VIN verifications are waived until September 10

Delaware

  • Walk-in service resumed on July 6; there are no appointments.
  • Renewal extensions and emissions waivers have expired

District of Columbia (D.C.)

  • DMV locations are open for appointments only starting June 28
  • Registrations & inspections are extended until 45 days after health emergency concludes

Florida

  • Limited offices are open for appointment only, but only for services that can not be done online
  • Some driver license and motor vehicle services are offered by county tax collectors or license plate agents and may not be impacted by the FLHSMV office closures
  • The state has not announced a grace period at this time

Georgia

  • DMV locations are open for limited services by appointment.
  • Temporary tags and registration renewal expiring between March 16 and June 14 are extended through June 15
  • Georgia will not be issuing any other extensions
  • Requirements for commercial customers

Hawaii

  • DMV branches in Kauai, Hawaii, Maui, and Oahu counties are open;
  • Satellite offices in Honolulu county are reopening July 1
  • HDOT inspection stations are now open
  • Safety certificates and stickers expiring on or before May 31 have been extended until August 31
  • All other safety checks are extended by 90 days

Idaho

  • Dealer-issued temporary tags for sales between March 17 and May 31 are valid for 60 days
  • Limited county DMV locations remain open for walk-in service; many county branches are closed
  • Idaho licensed dealers can issue 30-day temporary registrations for any vehicles sold between June 8 and June 30
  • Grace period issued – vehicle registrations that are expired or will expire between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020, to be valid until June 30, 2020.

Illinois

  • All DMV offices are open with select services
  • Registrations, inspections, and other permits / temporary tags are extended until November 1

Indiana

  • DMVs are now open for walk-in traffic and appointments
  • As of July 1, all waivers on expirations and fees have ended

Iowa

Kansas

  • DMV locations have reopened to the public on a limited capacity
  • Dealer / fleet services (County Administration Office) remains closed public; title processing companies should continue to use the drop off method
  • Registrations expiring between March 1 and June 30 must be renewed by November 14
  • Registration renewals from July forward must be renewed in the regularly scheduled month
  • Initial title and registrations deadlines are extended as follows for passenger vehicles and trucks weighing less than 10,000 pounds:
    • To August 31 for purchases between January 1 and January 30
    • To September 30 for purchases between February 1 and February 29
    • To October 31 for purchases between March 1 and March 31
    • To November 30 for purchases between April 1 and April 30
    • To December 31 for purchases between May 1 to May 31
  • Temporary tags issue between January 1 and May 31 are valid until the indicated deadline for initial titling and registration
  • The Kansas Highway Patrol is allowing virtual VIN inspections

Kentucky

  • DMV offices are open with limited services
  • The expiration date for registration renewals and temporary tags has been extended for 90 days but no later than October 6

Louisiana

  • Limited services are available at select locations
  • Registrations, license plans, temporary tags expiring between March 9 and May 15 are extended until July 31; there are no further extensions at this tim
  • Temporary tags expiring on or before March 9 are extended until June 30, no further extensions have been announced

Maine

  • Officers reopened for appointments on June 1
  • 30 day grace period issued for registrations and temporary tag that expired as of March 15
  • The 30 day grace period begins following the termination of the state of emergency
  • There will be no further extensions beyond July 12

Maryland

  • All Maryland DMVs are open for appointments to handle title transactions, but renewals must be completed online or mailed in
  • There is a 30-day grace period issued for registration renewals and temporary tags. The 30-day grace period begins following the termination of the state of emergency.
  • Safety inspections expired beyond 90-day period are extended by an additional

Massachusetts

  • All DMV branches are open for appointment only
  • Passenger plate registrations expiring between 3/1/2020 and 6/30/2020 are extended until July 31
  • Passenger plate registrations expiring between April 1 and May 31 are extended by 60 days
  • Inspection stickers expiring between Mary 1 and May 31 are extended until July 31

Michigan

  • Locations are open for appointments only starting June 1
  • Late fees are being waived at this time
  • All registrations, including temporary registrations, expiring between March 1 and September 29 are extended to September 30

Minnesota

  • Closed until May 4, 2020
  • No grace period on registration renewal at this time

Mississippi

  • Driver license stations are now providing limited services, but they are not handling renewals at this time

Missouri

  • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time
  • Registrations expired March 31 are extended to May 31
  • Registrations expired April 30 are extended to June 30, no further extensions have been announced

Montana

  • Limited walk-in services at all DMV locations
  • 30 day grace period for registration renewal

Nebraska

  • Multiple country offices are now open
  • All extensions on vehicle titling and registration requirements have ended. Title and registration work must be completed by August 31.

Nevada

  • DMV locations reopened on June 15 for appointments to support immediate needs
  • Any DMV-issued document that expired between March 12 and July 15 is value until September 13

New Hampshire

  • Appointment only for all DMV services (closing DMVs March 19 & 20 to train staff on appointment only operations)
  • Appointments will only be available at Concord, Dover, Manchester, Newport and Twin Mountain locations
  • 30-day grace period on temporary tags

New Jersey

  • Inspection stations reopened on June 29
  • Vehicle and licensing centers opened to the public on July 7, but only certain transactions can be conducted at certain centers. Licensing centers offer license and ID transactions as well as driver testing; vehicle centers offer registration, title, and license plate transactions. List of transactions to be performed at centers can be found here.
  • Registrations, inspection stickers, temporary tags, vehicle inspection stickers, and basic driver licenses and basic driver permits expiring between March 13 and August 31 are extended as follows: if those documents expire between 3/13 and 5/31, they are extended to September 30; if those documents expire between June 1 and August 31, they are extended to December 31.

New Mexico

  • Branches are open for appointment only starting June 1
  • There are no announced grace period at this time but law enforcement is encouraged to not issue citations for expired registrations

New York

  • As of June 1, state DMV offices in the counties of Albany, Onondaga, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and the five boroughs of NYC will begin processing registrations and other transactions by mail. No pickups are allowed.
  • Beginning June 4, transactions are accepted through secure drop boxes at each office.
  • The offices in the remaining 51 counties are closed.
  • All registrations, including 45-day temp tags issued by dealers, expiring on or after March 1, 2020 continue to be extended until further notice
  • Inspections expiring on or after March 31 have been extended until further notice

North Carolina

  • Appointment only for all DMV services
  • All registrations and temporary tags expiring between March 1 and August 1 are extended by five months
  • All vehicle inspection authorizations expiring between March 1 and August 1 are extended by five months

North Dakota

Ohio

  • Offices reopened May 26 but extensions are still in place
  • All documents extended until December 1 or 90 days after the end of the declared disaster (whichever comes first). This includes driver licenses, CDLs, identification cards, temporary instruction permits, vehicle registrations, and vehicle temporary tags.
  • The Ohio BMV is offering Hardship Temporary Tags valid for 90 days. They must be requested directly through BMV online service at www.oplates.com

Oklahoma

  • No walk-in service at all DMV locations (accepting appointment only)

Oregon

  • Open for appointments only
  • There is a grace period on documents until October 1
  • Registrations set to expire between February 15 and May 15 are extended until September 30
  • Law enforcement is prohibited from issuing citations for registration violations until January 1, 2021 per Senate Bill 1601

Pennsylvania

  • Limited locations are reopened to selected services in “yellow” counties
  • Registrations expiring between March 16 and May 31 are extended until June 30, no further extensions will be granted
  • Temporary tags expiring between March 16 and May 31 are extended until June 30, no further extensions will be granted

Puerto Rico

  • Offices reopened June 15
  • Registrations, license plates, and other permits expiring March 1 to July 31 are extended through August 31

Rhode Island

  • Branches in Cranston and Woonsocket are open for appointment only
  • Appointments must be made two weeks in advance
  • VIN inspections are temporarily waived for out-of-state titles
  • All registrations and permits expiring between March 1 and April 30 are extended for 180 days
  • All registrations and permits expiring between May 1 and July 31 are extended 90 days

South Carolina

  • Appointment only for all DMV services at limited locations with limited staff
  • All DMV locations fully reopened on May 4 on an appointment-only basis
  • All documents expiring between 03/01/2020 and 06/30/2020 are extended until 07/01/2020, there will be no further extension beyond 7/1/2020

South Dakota

  • Branches are open effective June 1
  • Registrations expiring between March 1 and May 31 are extended until July 31
  • Temporary sellers permits expiring beginning March 16 are extended until July 31
  • No further extensions have been announced

Tennessee

  • Effective May 18, select services are available at DMV locations
  • Registrations expiring between March 12 and May 31 are extended to June 15; no further extensions have been announced
  • Emissions inspections are now required again as of June 15

Texas

  • DMV locations open for appointment only effective 5/26/2020; title services and motor vehicle dealers are not eligible to make appointments
  • All temporary waivers and extensions are valid until further notice
  • County Tax Assessor offices may remain closed. Please refer to https://www.txdmv.gov/covid-19 for current closures
  • 60 day extension on TX temporary tags
  • All counties have been granted a temporary extension to obtain initial registration, renewal, and vehicle titling. In effect until 60 days after Texas DMV notifies the public of normal title and registration services resumed.

Utah

  • As of May 1, all DMV locations are open for appointments
  • Registration extensions are no longer in place

Vermont

  • DMV locations are open for appointments for road tests only; title work must be mailed in
  • There is no longer a grace period on registration renewals
  • VIN verifications are currently waived
  • Issued 90-day extensions for expiration dates on registration and license renewals and temporary registrations effective March 17, 2020 through the end of the declared state of emergency.

Virginia

  • Effective May 18, locations will begin to reopen in phases for limited services that must be done in person
  • Registrations and inspections expiring between March 1 and July 31 are extended by 90 days, not to exceed October 31

Washington

  • Select Vehicle Licensing Offices are open and providing service in person. We recommend checking the status of the local VLO online and calling ahead.

West Virginia

  • Branches are open effective May 26 by appointment only
  • Inspections are suspended from April 1 to July 1
  • Registrations and temporary tags that expired after March 1 are valid through September 30

Wisconsin

  • DMV locations are providing walk-in service for driver license and ID cards. They are not performing any in-person vehicle transactions.
  • Vehicle registrations and emissions inspections are extended until August 1 in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha counties which require emissions testing. No further extension beyond 8/1/2020.

Wyoming

  • Limited walk-in services (DMV allowing no more than 10 people in building; may vary by DMV location)

As more Departments of Motor Vehicles are reopening across the country, ARI has decided to consolidate information about temporary tags with our daily daily updates to title and registration in the section above.

The Licensing & Compliance Team is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus and any potential impacts to service for our clients. The situations impacting IRP office operations are changing quickly and we will continue to post updates daily to ensure that we have captured the most up to date information available.

Additional resources are available through the FMSCA COVID-19 website related to various topics including Hour of Service, Cross Border Transportation, CDL impact/requirements and more.

Last Updated: August 11, 10:00 a.m. EST

Alabama

  • The deadlines to register or renew vehicles has been extended to the last business day of the subsequent month that the registration expired, with the following conditions: if the vehicle is in a county where the licensing plate office was closed at any time during the month that the registration was originally due and if the closer resulted in the registrant not having access to the county licensing office for the entire month that the registration was originally due.
  • This deadline extension also applies to ad valorem tax

Arizona

  • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time

Arkansas

  • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time

California

  • Motor carrier permits expiring in March, April and May are extended to June 30. No further extensions have been granted.
  • California vehicle registrations that expire on or after March 4 and before June 30 are permitted to operate without a month or year sticker affixed to the vehicle until June 30

Colorado

  • Colorado is waiving registration late fees, providing registration extensions, and issuing weight exemptions in response to the COVID-19 virus
  • Expiration dates have been extended through June 30, and no further extensions have been granted

Connecticut

  • DMV offices are open for appointment only for select services
  • The expiration dates of all vehicle registrations and permits that expire between March 10 and June 30 are extended for 180 days
  • The expiration dates of all registrations, temporary tags, and emissions texts that expire between July 1 and July 31 are extended by 90 days

Delaware

  • Delaware is ending its emergency waiver effective July. After this, all IRP requirements will be in full force.

District of Columbia (DC)

  • Waiving law enforcement on expired apportioned plates until July 23

Florida

  • IRP/IFTA registration requirements have been suspended for emergency relief efforts
  • IRP registrations enforcement is suspended through June 14, no further extensions have been granted

Georgia

  • IRP registrations are extended to June 15 and no further extensions have been granted

Idaho

  • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time

Illinois

  • DMV reopened June 1 with select services
  • Expiration dates for IRP plates that expired on March 31 are extended until November 1
  • 45-day temporary tags have not been granted an extension

Indiana

  • Indiana offices open for in person appointments beginning May 26
  • Indiana IRP registrations expiring on or after March 31 are extended to June 30; no further extensions have been granted

Iowa

  • IRP credentials will remain valid even if they are expired, and late fees will not be assessed until the declared disaster has ended, which is currently scheduled for July 25
  • IRP credentials will remain valid even if expired, and late fees will not be assessed until the declared disaster has ended. The declaration is currently extended until further notice

Kansas

  • Expired registrations are valid through September 1

Kentucky

  • Requirements are waived through July 15

Louisiana

  • IRP registrations are extended until June 30, extended from May 31.

Maine

  • Offices reopened for appointments on June 1>
  • IRP expiration dates are extended until further notice
  • 30 day grace period issued for registrations and temporary tag
  • The 30 day grace period begins following the termination of the state of emergency

Maryland

  • IRP registration documents will not expire until 30 days from the data in which the state of emergency is lifted
  • Suspended enforcement against IRP units until further notice

Massachusetts

  • The RMV is extending the expiration date for apportioned plates from June 30 to September 30

Michigan

  • Open for appointments only as of June 1
  • Waived actions on expired units until the end of September 2020

Minnesota

  • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time

Mississippi

  • Apportioned registrations that expire in April 30 were extended through May 31. There have not been any further extensions granted.
  • Suspended IFTA/IRP requirements for Motor Carriers engaged in relief efforts

Missouri

  • Temporarily suspending all IRP trip and fuel permit requirements

Montana

  • Montana is extending the March expiration dates of IRP license plates until further notice
  • Montana is relieving hours of service

Nebraska

  • Nebraska registrations that were extended by Executive Order 20-05 will be required to be obtained and paid by August 31

Nevada

  • The emergency waiver expired June 14; all vehicles are now required to obtain trip permits prior to entering

New Hampshire

  • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time

New Jersey

  • Renewals that expired between March and July 31 are extended to July 31
  • IRP trip permits are waived until July 31

New Mexico

  • Implementing a streamlined process for emergency expedited special permits that would allow motor carriers to transport a load up to 88,000 pounds

New York

  • Beginning June, all state-run DMV offices in the counties of Albany, Onondaga, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and the five boroughs of NYC will begin to process registrations and other transactions by mail. No pick ups will be allowed.
  • Beginning June 4, transactions will be accepted through secure drop boxes at each office.
  • Offices in the remaining 51 counties remain closed.
  • IRP vehicle registrations and temporary registrations expiring on or after March 1 are tended until further notice.

North Carolina

  • Temporary waiver of hours of service, permits fees for overweight and over-dimensional vehicles, and registration and licensing requirements in response to the pandemic COVID-19 emergency
  • Registrations that expire on or after March 1 and before August 1 are extended by five months

North Dakota

  • All registrations remain valid while the executive order is in effect

Ohio

  • No law enforcement action on IRP units until further notice

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma is temporarily suspending the fees for oversize/overweight permits and registration licensing/operating authority requirements for vehicles involved in emergency support efforts  Oklahoma also requests the suspension of enforcement against registrants with expired plates through June 29; no further extensions have been granted

Oregon

  • Oregon is suspending vehicle registration requirements until October 1

Pennsylvania

  • Locations remain closed without a confirmed reopen date
  • Registrations that expired between March 16 and May 31 are extended to June 30; no further extensions have been granted

Rhode Island

  • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time
  • IRP registrations are extended 90 days from the current expiration date

South Carolina

  • Temporarily waive IRP and IFTA requirements for out-of-state vehicles
  • Extended registrations that expire March 1 through June, 30, 2020, until July 1, 2020; no further extensions have been granted

South Dakota

  • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time

Tennessee

  • IFTA/IRP requirements are temporarily waived through June 30; no further extensions have been granted

Texas

  • Texas has temporarily waived registration and licensing requirements, normal weight and width restrictions, and hour of service until further notice until further notice
  • Mailing in paperwork only, which will cause significant delays

Utah

  • Suspended IRP registration requirements until July 15; no further extensions have been issued.

Vermont

  • 90 day grace period on IRP registration renewals

Virginia

  • Registrations that expired between March 20 and September 30 are extended through October 31. These extensions apply to IRP as well.
  • To ensure timely delivery of emergency essential supplies and services to impacted areas, effective July 14 to August 14, a temporary waiver is in effect for registration and licensing requirements for carriers, and normal weight and width restrictions on roads controlled by the VDOT. You are encouraged to read the waiver for details on restrictions to this waiver and definition of essential supplies and services.

Washington

  • Issued a temporary waiver of IRP, IFTA, 3-day trip, and special fuel permit requirements due to the COVID-19 virus
  • The expiration dates for IRP plates and TOA are extended to June 30

West Virginia

  • IRP registrations with an expiration date of March through September are extended
  • Beginning May 26, 2020 West Virginia will be offering appointments for services that must be done in person

Wisconsin

  • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time

Wyoming

  • Suspended IRP/IFTA requirements until July 1; no further extensions have been granted

Last Updated: August 11, 10:00 a.m. EST

The topic of personal use charges and tax implications is an area we’re monitoring closely as the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve. Unfortunately, the IRS has yet to issue any formal update or guidelines regarding any potential changes related to business versus personal use of a company vehicle that cannot be used for business purposes due to the ongoing pandemic.

Given the uncertainty about what may or may not happen, ARI recommends that organizations and drivers should continue to accurately report business/personal mileage in an effort to avoid any potential issues in the future.

ARI will share any guidance or update from the IRS regarding personal versus business use, and will be available to support our clients adjust accordingly and, if need be, apply revisions retroactively. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your ARI representative.

Prevention Tips

Our Collective Health is an Investment

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is everyone’s responsibility. Wear a mas, social distance, and wash your hands.

Please work with ARI and the other Holman companies to read and share resources to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in your companies and communities. In addition to your own organizations own instructions for employees, here are useful links to key COVID-19 resources for fleet teams and drivers:

Fuel pump handles and ATM buttons are already notorious for their lack of cleanliness. How do you stay safe while fueling up amidst COVID-19 risks? Follow these six tips to help avoid cross contamination at the pump.

See the guide.

Accidents happen, but what does that mean in the face of a global health crisis? Drivers typically come together and exchange information, which is now unsafe as we all practice social distancing. Here are three tips for actions to avoid these days and what to do instead.

Read the guide.

Recovery Requires Adaption

Solutions You Can Implement to Adapt

Not a single company on the globe has been spared from forced change in order to adapt to 2020’s pandemic conditions.

The Holman companies have sharpened our pencils and put our heads together to strengthen our own resilience. We’ve also introduced a number of new solutions and initiatives to help our customers along the road to recovery.

Click on the sections below to read about how we’ve been innovating for you:

Skipping an order cycle in times of economic uncertainty can feel like a weight off your shoulders today, but leaving aged vehicles in service past their replacement point can leave you with operating cost headaches tomorrow. Read how a North American manufacturing fleet of 5,000 vehicles avoided $525,000 in maintenance expenses by thinking twice about skipping an order cycle during the pandemic.

 Read the customer story.

Many fleet operators are looking for simple, unobtrusive ways to safely transport customer passengers or enable multi-person crews to travel together to job sites. ARI, Auto Truck, and Kargo Master teamed up to create this universal fit, clear partition as a convenient and effective way of providing separation within the cab of a vehicle to help reduce the spread of respiratory droplets.

Learn more.

Health and safety should stay top of mind as we all work toward some semblance of normal, and it can be easy to forget the basics, including vehicle hygiene. Download and share this guide of high touch surfaces for drivers to target while disinfecting their vehicles.

Read the guide.

Many of our mutual clients operate fleets in industries deemed “essential,” and continued supporting their customers through the recent widespread shelter-in-place mandates. Through the course of regular phone and web calls with clients and prospects, the ARI, Auto Truck, and Kargo Master teams quickly picked up on the increasing fleet demand for a simple way to facilitate driver hygiene.

Read about our hand sanitation station.

As the COVID-19 pandemic translated to open-ended travel shutdowns in the first quarter, ARI and Auto Truck Group have started hosting remote vehicle specification review meetings for our customers. This wasn’t Auto Truck’s Zoom debut– as we’ve used it in the past to overcome winter weather challenges– but it was definitely the right time to increase our web production value!

Read about our virtual spec review process.