Alberta truckers protest Covid-related shutdowns

by Today's Trucking

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Truckers in Alberta took part in a protest against Covid-19 shutdowns, according to a report from Lethbridge News Now.

An estimated 500-800 vehicles took part in the protest and truck convoy, organized by Steve Bari, who told LNN the idea started with an email to a friend in the transportation industry.

He told LNN that truckers travel across the region and the country, seeing the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic and the related restrictions have had on businesses. The full story and video can be found here.

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  • The shutdowns needed to happen sooner in Alberta. The lack of testing and medical care means soon if not already doctors are going have to make tougher decisions. The medical costs are huge with coronavoius . The C T A and the trucking companies need to have a plan for the drivers with more safe places to shower wash clothes and relax between trips. The homeless shelters in Ontario and Alberta no longer want truck drivers using them as a home base. The trucking companies need to have a plan and work together on rooms for truck drivers between trips and those who get sick or hurt.

  • Alberta setting up field hospitals and these clowns have mask free protest. No surprise the province is going to lead Canada with Covid deaths. Thank those 10 4in’ good buddies

    • If it wasn’t for there’s clowns as you say, you wouldn’t get most of the food you do, so just shut up with the trash talk, and be thankful, if anyone is a clown it’s you!!

      • Stupidity, these attention getting fools are putting the rest of the society in jeopardy, the good truckers aren’t involved in this attention getting stupidity. They are too busy working, wearing masks and taking care of themselves and their families.

  • It is unfortunate that the frustrations these truckers have are displayed in such a way as to perpetuate the stereotype of our industry as being full of ignorant hicks and yahoos. These are challenging times for everyone but coming out of the closet as a flat-earther only creates more division and less kindness and understanding. Denial of the reality of the consequences of Covid doesn’t make them any less real, but these catch-all protests denigrate issues that deserve serious discussion (policing, government overreach, individual rights) by bunching them in with the agenda of the lunatic fringe to deny the proven and overcome reality with volume. The death-bed conversions of deniers make for a sad dose of the real truth, but you can lead a jackass to water…….

  • Please consider sharing the following information with your members:

    Our organization started in Calgary as a petition but we are now organizing resistance for both individuals and businesses across Alberta. We are hoping for 1) People to sign petition (going to all MLA’s and Premier) and 2) recruiting volunteers to create chapters in their towns and cities.

  • It’s hard to believe that truckers are protesting because of Covid-19 and wearing masks when there are still new cases of Covid breaking out literally every minute. Got both your shots? The vaccines are not a 100% cure.

    While COVID-19 vaccines are working well, some people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 still get sick, because no vaccines are 100% effective. New variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are spreading in the United States and in other parts of the world, & it won’t be very long until they’re back here, simply because the vaccines only protect against most variants, not all variants!

    Anyone doing a lot of traveling (long distance truckers included) have a high chance of getting sick from a new variant, and or becoming a carrier. Or is this too hard to figure out? Common sense should prevail, however there seems to be worldwide shortage of it. With this kind of attitude Covid-19 is far from over.