The Biden administration’s proposed so-called vaccination mandate in the workplace does not apply to solo truck drivers, according to new guidance handed down by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The exemption, however, does not apply to team drivers. The FAQs say the “requirements of the [mandate] do not apply to truck drivers who do not occupy vehicles with other individuals as part of their work duties.”
It does apply to drivers “who work in teams (e.g., two people in a truck cab) or who must routinely enter buildings where other people are present,” the FAQs say. OSHA clarifies: Solo truck drivers don’t fall under Biden vaccine mandate