An organization representing trucking companies warned that proposed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates may wreak significant damage on the U.S. supply chain amid a dearth of truckers and backlogs at the ports. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) sent a letter to the Biden administration this week that warned such a mandate would cause problems within the industry. President Joe Biden on Sept. 9 announced that he would require businesses with 100 or more workers to have their employees get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing, while also saying that federal employees and federal contracting firms are required to get the shot. “While much of the country was sequestered in their homes, the trucking industry served its essential function and did so successfully with safety standards developed by public health experts,” ATA President Chris Spear wrote in the letter. While Spear said that he supports the goals to increase vaccinations across the United …


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