Press Release

ATA Statement on Vaccine Mandates

Sep 10, 2021

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement today regarding the Administration's proposed vaccine mandate on employers with more than 100 employees: 

"The first rule of any public health policy should be 'do no harm.' Unfortunately, these latest mandates and the unintended consequences they’ll create fall short of that standard. 
"ATA, its members and our drivers remain committed to delivering life-saving COVID vaccines, but these proposed requirements—however well-intentioned—threaten to cause further disruptions throughout the supply chain, impeding our nation’s COVID response efforts and putting the brakes on any economic revival. 
"If these mandates are designed to protect Americans, then why the discriminatory 100-employee threshold, picking winners and losers for both employees and employers?
"As this proposal moves forward, ATA is examining all options and will choose a path that protects our industry—so that it can continue delivering on behalf of our country."  

Go further: What to Know about the New Employer Vaccine Mandate