Leading U.S. trucking organization says it will fight the policy until it’s defeated
Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations has taken its legal challenge to the Biden Administration’s COVID vaccine-or-test mandate to the U.S. Supreme Court. ATA appealed to the high court for a stay on the mandate immediately after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on Friday.
“It’s evident that OSHA overstepped its statutory authority with this Emergency Temporary Standard, so make no mistake: ATA will not stop fighting this misguided policy until our members and industry are fully relieved from its harmful impact on our ability to keep America’s supply chain moving,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear.
“That includes the movement of food, fuel, medical supplies, test kits, and the vaccine itself. Our workforce has served on the frontlines of this pandemic since Day One, safely delivering on behalf of the American people,” said Spear. “This mandate threatens to further disrupt our industry and its essential role in the nation’s COVID response efforts, and we will fight it until it’s defeated through any and all means necessary.”
On November 10, ATA, joined by the Louisiana Motor Truck Association, Mississippi Trucking Association, Texas Trucking Association and others, filed suit in the Fifth Circuit to overturn the mandate. That lawsuit was then consolidated in the Sixth Circuit along with other similar challenges filed nationwide.