Government of Canada announces adjustments to Canada’s border measures

The October edition of Maine Line News announced a policy change when it comes to US vaccination requirements for Canadians coming across the border. Sometime in January of 2022, the US will require foreign nationals travelling for essential purposes (such as truck drivers) to show proof that they are fully vaccinated, which is a change […]

Federal Vaccine Mandate

November 12, 2021 We continue to hear concerns about the federal vaccine mandate and its impact on the supply chain and the trucking industry specifically.  As of today, we know the ATA and the state trucking associations of the 5th Circuit have filed a lawsuit asking the court to stay implementation of the mandate.  The […]

Membership Meeting Summary, October 13 via Zoom

Guest Presentations The MMTA invited Harold Sumerford, from J&M Tank Lines based in Birmingham, Alabama to provide the membership with real life implications of cyber security in the trucking industry. This company, along with the transportation industry as a whole, is among the top 10 industries that are targeted with cyber attacks due to relatively […]

MMTA seeks congressional support on fight against vaccine mandate

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 […]

Vaccine mandate might affect healthcare industry

On August 12, Governor Mills announced that healthcare workers across the state must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment by October 1. What does this mean for MMTA members? Potentially, the healthcare system, as we know it, would be understaffed if healthcare workers choose to seek alternative employment in lieu of getting […]