All border crossings to collect personal contact details from truck drivers

by Today's Trucking

TORONTO, Ont. – All Canada-U.S. ports of entry will be collecting personal contact information from truck drivers beginning July 30, completing the rollout of a program meant to support contact tracing efforts in the fight against Covid-19.

The Ontario Trucking Association reports that some delays and queues emerged when the process was first introduced earlier this month, but the personal information only needs to be collected once and does not need to be re-entered during subsequent border crossings.

Truck drivers are being encouraged to enter the required information in the federal government’s ArriveCAN app before arriving at the border, reducing the need for border services officers to enter the data in primary inspection lines. 

The required information includes contact information and self-reported symptoms, although truck drivers must provide the information regardless of whether they are demonstrating symptoms of Covid-19.

The process applies to anyone crossing the border who is exempt from 14-day quarantine requirements.

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  • That so the government can control every move you make. If you look in the past the amount of drivers who had covid 19 is about 1 or 2. Not even knowing if those cases were correct. Everything these liberals do smell real bad when they have their hands in it. First of all it isn’t even a virus and someone should open their eyes and look outside the box. Most of the details the world health tell you are symptoms of chemical spread.

  • They also need to know where the truck drivers will be staying when Canada and if they stay at a hotel during layovers waiting for reload off the E log This is important for all foreign truck drivers here on permits and anyone who doesn’t have a house or apartment to stay in.

    • Ya well if they quarinteen me ill be requesting a nice hotel at their expense. I have a pregnant daughter at home..wouldnt want to pass it one right?

  • they have been allowed to collect info from anyone they have wanted to since the quarantine act was implemented in March,including essential workers, only change really is they now are going to ask it from everyone, not just at random, and of course they want people to sign up for the ap.

  • They also don’t tell you that once they have your info, the Customs officer can quarantine any driver they want, even if the driver has no symptoms! Health Canada did not want to quarantine one of our drivers because he had no symptoms, but because he got stuck with a grump customs officer that did not like the fact that our driver delivered in Florida and did not come straight back right away, as our drivers wait for loads to come back, anyway, the Customs officer said that our driver should have drove straight back without stopping anywhere, well how can he do that!! He had to sleep after he delivered, then he had to get fuel and eat etc. there is no way that someone can just deliver and and turn around and drive straight back without shutting down!! Well Health Canada placed our driver in 14 day quarantine because the Customs officer demanded it, even thought Health Canada said he did not need to be quarantined at all, and our driver offered to get tested but Health Canada said they could not test him as he had no symptoms!! So much for being an essential truck driver!!