The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has been made aware of concerns from members across Canada regarding recurring border delays and increased border wait times, including the negative impact these delays are having on truck drivers, carrier operations and the ability to service customers at a time of chronic labour shortages and supply chains already under stress.
In its correspondence with government on this issue, the Alliance emphasized that carrier issues, broker/IT delays and peak travel periods all have significant impact on border wait times but emphasised that land ports of entry remain vital trade corridors that should be given the same priority as the actions being taken to address delays and labour challenges for air travel.
CTA also highlighted the adverse impacts that extended border delays have on cross-border truck drivers and on efficient goods movement, but also the impact that the acute driver shortage, FAST application backlogs, and the Canada-U.S. border vaccination mandate have already had on capacity and available labour in trucking.
To aid the Alliance in prioritizing and addressing delays, carriers are encouraged to complete the CTA survey by identifying the Canadian and U.S. ports of entry that have persistent issues with staffing and border delays, and the impact of these delays on drivers and your operations.
To participate in this survey, please click here.