CBSA: Truck arrivals rose 2% last week

by Today's Trucking

OTTAWA, Ont. – More than 115,000 truck drivers entered the country during the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1, up 2% from 113,000 in the comparable period last year, the Canada Borders Services Agency (CBSA) said Thursday.

It is the fifth consecutive weekly rise in arrivals.

There has been a 79% drop in land border crossings last week, compared to the same period last year. (Source: CBSA)

During Oct. 26-Nov.1, overall volumes were down 79% for those crossing via land and 92% through airports, compared to the same time a year ago, the CBSA said.

Canada and the U.S. have agreed to keep the border closed to all non-essential travel until Nov. 21 to slow the spread of Covid-19.

The latest extension of the closure was announced by the federal government last month.

The restrictions, first introduced in late March, are not applicable to commercial vehicles.

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