CTA urges U.S. to remove border vaccine rules

by Today's Trucking

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on the U.S. government to remove all Covid-19 entry requirements impacting non-U.S. citizens, including the Canadian trucking sector, by aligning with the Government of Canada to ensure border stability and support the Canada-U.S. supply chain and businesses on both sides of the border, according to a news release.

In a joint letter with the American Trucking Associations, both trucking groups urged that officials in Washington announce reciprocal changes while highlighting that truck drivers have remained essential workers and were permitted to cross the Canada-U.S. border during the first part of the pandemic, delivering much needed products to both countries.

The joint correspondence also outlined that trucking companies would benefit from the removal of the U.S. border vaccination policy through a significant increase to their cross-border driver pools, and an improved ability to deliver U.S. exports to the benefit of U.S. businesses and commerce. 

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These facts were further reinforced to the Council of Governors and National Governors Association, with CTA asking these groups to support and echo CTA’s request to Washington to remove the U.S. border mandate.

CTA reiterated that the reciprocity of these changes would add considerable freight capacity and allow the trucking sector to better service the constituents and businesses within many states these governors represent.

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  • Where the CTA when drivers. get sick with covid for the medical bill in the U S and transport back to safe spot in ont
    Huron easy share non-profit blyth has had to turn down many drivers in that position. I would like to know who else is doing this in ont

  • I find it interesting that the CTA is now calling for the removal of the injection restrictions placed on the trucking industry, where were they when the restrictions were put in place.

    • one reason would be that they had to show they were negatively affected by the restrictions in order to get some of the government money being handed out. dont you know anything?