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Vaccination requirements at the Canadian-US border burden trucking industries

The Canadian and US governments are requiring truckers to get new COVID-19 vaccinations, which analysts believe would simply increase prices, impede border traffic, and stymie supply chains.

According to Barry Prentice, a supply chain management professor at the University of Manitoba, the government has not properly assessed the risks and advantages.

“I really don’t know why they’re doing this. Maybe it’s the notion of inequity between the modes because they forced the airlines and the railways to make sure that they have all their people vaccinated, and they think they have to do this for trucking. But it’s misguided,” Prentice said in an interview.

The US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) stated on Nov. 23 that non-US national truckers coming into the US will be subject to similar restrictions, which will take effect on Jan. 22.

17 Jan 2022


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