Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Advised to Prepare for Vaccine Mandate as Courts Review Case

C. Eric Stevens C. Eric Stevens by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal law that would mandate vaccinations or regular COVID-19 testing for companies with more than 100 employees is being challenged in court, but one expert noted that the uncertainty around the rule stretches beyond the fundamental question of whether the government can enforce it.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 10, 2021
Government, Business, Breaking News

ATA-Led Coalition Sues to Block Federal Vaccine Mandate

Trucks at sunset on an interstate highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

American Trucking Associations, along with three state trucking associations and a number of groups representing various facets of the supply chain, have sued the Biden administration over its employer-based COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 9, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden Team Defends Vaccine Mandate, Wants Cases Combined

President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations Oct. 7. President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations Oct. 7. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

With its private employer vaccine mandate on hold, the Biden administration wants the multiple challenges to its workplace rule consolidated in a single federal court and has asked for a decision by early next week.

Geoff Mulvihill | Associated Press
November 8, 2021
Government, Business

Appeals Court Stays Vaccine Mandate on Larger Businesses

A judge's gavel William_Potter/Getty Images

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court on Nov. 6 temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers.

November 6, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Truckers Exempt From Vaccine Mandate, Labor Secretary Says

Truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck drivers traveling alone in their cabs are exempt from a new interim final rule mandating that employees for large private companies get COVID-19 vaccinations, according to a statement by U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Warns Vaccine Mandate Could Worsen Supply Chain Troubles

Trucks parked at a truck stop ATA says it supports vaccinations, but fears a mandate would exacerbate the supply chain crisis. (Bim/Getty Images)

American Trucking Associations has sent a letter to the Biden administration expressing “grave concern” over the potential damage that the president’s plans for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many businesses — including trucking companies — could cause for the country.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 21, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Union Pacific, Unions Sue Each Other Over Vaccine Mandate

Union Pacific Workers inspect a Union Pacific locomotive. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific and its labor unions are suing each other to determine whether the railroad has the authority to require its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
October 20, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

US to Reopen Land Borders With Canada, Mexico for Vaccinated Travelers

Borders Drivers wait in line on the Rainbow International Bridge at the Canadian border crossing in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

The United States will relax coronavirus restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico for vaccinated travelers next month, allowing for the resumption of nonessential travel like tourism.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

COVID Vaccine Rollout Is Still Impacting Pharma Transportation

Pfizer Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are loaded into a truck for shipping. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

The pharmaceutical industry and its transportation partners remain busy with the distribution of coronavirus vaccines.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Intermodal Freight Industry Ponders Investment in Resilience

Intermodal panel From left: Bailey, Strongosky, Acors and Burton discuss intermodal's COVID challenges. (Jerry Hirsch for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The intermodal freight industry is debating how much it should invest in infrastructure and other expenditures to build resiliency in the face of disruptive shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 14, 2021