The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) recently wrote to U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Cohen to solicit the Ambassador’s support in having the U.S. vaccine mandate at the land border removed for all non-U.S. citizens, including Canadian truck drivers crossing the Canada-U.S. border.
In its correspondence, CTA highlighted that the Alliance and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have continued to urge both governments to remain aligned regarding the removal of border restrictions, while noting that COVID restrictions across North America and worldwide continue to be eased.
CTA also focused on the positive effect of allowing Canadian truck drivers currently ineligible to cross the border the ability to support Canada-U.S. trade, U.S. businesses and commerce, and significantly increase freight capacity, as supply chain challenges continue to persist and as we head into an unsteady economic period.
The Alliance has also continued to echo calls to remove the U.S. vaccine mandate by the Northern Border Caucus, multiple northern mayors and governors, and by signing a letter of support with the 55 U.S. Congress members urging President Biden to remove the U.S. border restrictions as soon as possible.
CTA continues to work with ATA on this issue and remains optimistic that additional information will be available in the coming weeks.