Truck arrivals drop 1.8%

by Today's Trucking

OTTAWA, Ont. – The number of truck drivers entering Canada dropped 1.8% to 117,630 during the week of Nov. 16-22 from 119,740 in the comparable period last year, the Canada Border Services Agency said late Wednesday.

On Nov. 22 alone, 5,942 drivers arrived, down from 6,558 on the comparable date — Nov. 24, 2019, the agency said. That is a drop of more than 9%, it said.

Truck Arrivals
There has been a 79% drop in land border crossings during Nov. 16-22. (Source: CBSA)

During Nov. 16-22, 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.

On Nov. 22 alone, travelers on U.S. flights were down 95%, and international air travelers were down 89% compared to the previous year. These numbers are consistent with the previous week, the agency said.

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

Last month, Ottawa eased some restrictions to allow family reunions.

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

Have your say

We won't publish or share your data

*