Truck drivers exempt from CDC mask mandate

Operators of commercial trucks traveling alone are explicitly exempt from a transportation-focused mask mandate issued Friday, Jan. 29 by  the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the 11-page CDC order. The order requires passengers on public transportation — buses, trains, airplanes, taxis and ride-share (Uber, Lyft, etc.), among other public transportation systems — to don a face covering. The order, however, does not apply to truck drivers, which are specifically stated as being exempt from the mandate so long as they do not have a passenger. If they do, both parties must wear a mask to comply with the CDC order.