Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Expresses Supply Chain Concerns Before House Panel

Randy Guillot Randy Guillot by House Committee on Natural Resources via YouTube

The potential harm that a proposed federal vaccine mandate could have on trucking was spotlighted by an industry executive who outlined for lawmakers key challenges facing motor carriers as they work to deliver goods across an increasingly stressed supply chain.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 9, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Resolution Rejects Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

The Senate side of the U.S. Capitol The Senate side of the U.S. Capitol. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly approved a resolution Dec. 8 to nullify the Biden administration’s requirement that businesses with 100 or more workers have their employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing.

Kevin Freking | Associated Press
December 8, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Senate Panel Examines Supply Chain Disruptions

Gary Peters Sen. Gary Peters by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation webcast

WASHINGTON — To help alleviate ongoing supply chain woes, a senior transportation policymaker in the U.S. Senate suggested federal agencies as well as industries look to ports along the Great Lakes.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Border Congestion Feared as Vaccination Requirements Change in January

Trucks on Ambassador bridge Trucks enter the United States from Canada at the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. (Paul Sancya/AP)

The flow of freight between the United States and its neighbors Canada and Mexico could slow beginning in January, as all three countries adopt more stringent COVID-19 vaccine requirements for cross-border truck traffic.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2021
Government, Safety

Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors Blocked

COVID vaccine illustration Alexander Limbach/Getty Images

A federal judge in Georgia has blocked the Biden administration’s nationwide mandate for federal contractors’ employees to be vaccinated amid a slew of challenges from states that say the president overstepped his authority in requiring the COVID-19 shots.

Erin Mulvaney | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

NYC to Impose Vaccine Mandate on Private Sector Employers

NYC to Impose Vaccine Mandate on Private Sector Employers ew York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a virtual press conference in New York. (Associated Press)

New York City employers will have to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers under new rules announced Dec. 6 by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

December 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

France to Exempt Truck Drivers From COVID Tests to Cross Borders

France to Exempt Truck Drivers From COVID Tests to Cross Borders Driver speaks to fellow driver from the cab of his truck as he waits in Dover, U.K. (Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg)

France will exempt truck drivers from the latest requirement requiring a COVID-19 test to enter the country in order to avoid long lines of trucks like the ones seen late last year in Kent in the United Kingdom.

Ania Nussbaum | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

FMCSA Extends HOS Waiver Through February Amid COVID-19 Concerns

driver wearing mask andresr/Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended regulatory waivers related to truckers’ allowable work time, citing public health concerns.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Non-US Truckers Crossing Border Must Be Vaccinated Starting in January

Trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge from Canada coming into Detroit Trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge coming into Detroit from Canada. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration is planning to announce.

Zeke Miller | Associated Press
November 23, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Administration Asks Court to Allow Vaccine Mandate

President Joe Biden President Joe Biden (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

The Biden administration on Nov. 23 asked a federal court to let it move ahead with a workplace rule that would require employees at larger companies to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing.

Geoff Mulvihill | Associated Press
November 23, 2021

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