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Vaccine Mandate Could Hurt Trucking

A federal court has temporarily blocked the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses with at least 100 workers. The nation’s trucking shortage amounts to about 80-thousand drivers – with the holiday season in full swing. Tom Crawford, president and CEO of the Missouri Trucking Association says a mandate could fuel some fleets to lose as much as 37-percent of their drivers. He says the trucking industry is pro-vaccine but anti-vaccine mandate.

 

Crawford says members also oppose the testing requirement because he thinks it would be a “nightmare” to undertake.


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