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a Canadian trucking industry group said On Thursday it is expected that 18% of Canadian truck drivers will not be able to cross the US-Canada border in January when the US Department of Homeland Security Vaccine Mandate The truck goes into effect, threatening to damage an already broken supply chain due to a shortage of drivers.

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Truck drivers were previously exempt from showing proof of vaccination to enter a US land border because they were classified as “Essential Traveler.”

Canadian Trucking Alliance They say 75% of cross-border truck cargo is handled by Canadian drivers, and it expects 22,000 of these 120,000 drivers to discontinue their US trips.

in 2020, $309 billion According to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, truck freight crossed the Canadian border, accounting for 58.8% of all freight traffic between the two countries.

Trucking industry facing major labor shortage: CTA an estimate Canada has less than 20,000 drivers and the American Trucking Association (ATA) They say That’s under 80,000 truck drivers.

After backtracking from US truck drivers, Biden administration announced Earlier this month most domestic truck drivers will be exempt from the federal vaccine mandate, and the CTA called for similar exemptions in its Thursday press release.

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