US to require truckers crossing US border to be fully vaccinated, starting in January

President Joe Biden will require all truck drivers who cross US land borders to be fully vaccinated by January 22, the administration planned to announce on Tuesday.

The mandate will apply to all essential, nonresident travelers crossing US land borders, including government and emergency response officials.

The decision comes at the same time that the US is facing major supply chain snags — including a shortage of truck drivers. The American Trucking Association warned earlier this month that vaccine mandates for truckers could worsen the supply-chain crisis.