Shelves Going Bare Mere Days After US-Canada Trucker Vax Mandate

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The forced vaccinations of Canadian and US truckers appear to be having an effect on the supply chain already, not that Brandon or Justin will care.

Just days after new rules came into effect that require American truckers to be fully vaccinated to cross into Canada, grocers said some produce shelves were bare and the cost of hauling everything from tomatoes to lettuce from the southern U.S. has jumped 25%, Bloomberg reports

America’s northern neighbor relies on imports of fresh fruit and vegetables from its biggest trading partner in winter. The vaccine mandate is poised to add further strain to a supply chain struggling with labor shortages and weather disruptions, says Bloomberg.

Only about half of U.S. truckers are vaccinated, according to estimates from the American Trucking Association. This weekend, the U.S. will bring in its own rules requiring foreign travelers, including truckers, to be vaccinated. Industry groups estimate this will still take as many as 16,000 drivers off the road at a time when demand for hauling is high. For some companies, it’s almost all of their drivers.

About $45 billion worth of goods cross the border every month, and Canada is the top export market for 32 U.S. states, according to the Department of Commerce. Most of the trade is via trucks.

Supply chain experts are urging governments to rethink such strategies amid the current wave of omicron infections.

Truckers are stuck at the border with pigs and feed and all the things grocers need.


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Destroyed by Comunist Traitors
Destroyed by Comunist Traitors
3 months ago

The comrades celebrate by the people’s champagne fountain and CCP will award some medals for meritorious service in the Long March to burn it all down by any means necessary.

Food Is A Weapon Clean Your Plate
Food Is A Weapon Clean Your Plate
3 months ago

Justine Trudeau could put on his Swami outfit and pull a Carnac the Magnificent move to make sure there are no shortages, then again comrade chairman hates his own people and wants them to starve or be dependent on CCPGov.

Global Warming Skeptic
Global Warming Skeptic
3 months ago

The left destroys Everything in their path!

GuvGeek
GuvGeek
3 months ago

I’ve heard truckers at truck stops talking about a slow down for almost a year now. Truckers are Patriots and they don’t like Government intrusion into their lives and business. If Liberals want to continue to eat, they better wise up! Big Government can’t take care of you.

Nabi Rasch
Nabi Rasch
3 months ago

How come everything’s okay in Canada? Few things missing here and there but nothing much.