In a letter to Maine’s congressional delegates, MMTA stressed the importance of recognizing the negative impact of the vaccine mandate on the supply chain in Maine and beyond.
Earlier this month, President Biden announced his 100-or-more employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate and tasked OSHA with drafting an enforcement rule to exert emergency vaccine compliance authority over companies with 100 or more employees. This announcement has the potential to make the workforce challenges in the professional trucking industry much worse.
Brian Parke, President and CEO of MMTA made it clear in the letter that, “None of this is a statement of whether the trucking industry supports or opposes vaccines.” He went on to warn that, “This mandate will cause disruption at a time when our highway heroes need consistency and predictability.”
A representative sampling of MMTA’s membership, with at least 100 employees, signed the letter in support of the fight against the mandate.