Rising wages for drivers, and the increasing price of insurance, diesel fuel, maintenance costs and other factors, pushed up the cost of operating a truck by 21.3% in 2022, compared to the year before
US President Biden recently announced the pending removal of COVID-19 public health emergency measures in the U.S. on May 11, 2023, signaling a possible end to pandemic conditions, but there has not yet been a clear U.S. Government message on the timing and removal of U.S. border vaccine restrictions.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the American Trucking Associations (ATA), numerous Canadian and U.S. industry groups, and 55 members of Congress, led by U.S. Representative Rick Crawford, have called on President Biden to the U.S. border vaccination requirements impacting cross-border truck drivers.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is praising a recent statement by the Congressional Northern Border Caucus requesting the Biden Administration ease COVID-19 entry requirements at the land border, with the Alliance asking U.S. Senate and House Committees to reiterate this call to allow all non-U.S. citizens the ability to enter the country to support Canada-U.S. trade and commerce.
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