Press Release

ATA Applauds OSHA’s Withdrawal of Vax-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard

Jan 25, 2022

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement today after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it is withdrawing its vaccine-or-test emergency temporary standard, which the U.S. Supreme Court stayed on January 13:

“We successfully challenged this misguided mandate all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, because it was a clear overstep of OSHA’s authority, and because it would have had disastrous consequences for an already-overstressed supply chain. The Supreme Court bounced it, and we are pleased to see the agency has now formally withdrawn it, sending this ETS to the dustbin where it belongs. 

“The American people depend on us to deliver their essential goods each and every day, and we’ll continue to fight any proposals out of Washington that hinder our ability to do so safely and efficiently. That includes any attempt by OSHA to create a similar, permanent standard without going through the legally required process, including an actual risk-based analysis.”

ATA led a coalition of state trucking associations and national business groups in challenging the ETS in federal court and filing an emergency application to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay. Of the 14 emergency applications, the coalition’s was one of only two that the Supreme Court chose to hear oral arguments on.