Canadian truckers already en route should get reprieve amid vaccine mandate confusion: industry leader – CTV

January 14, 2022

Industry experts are expressing concerns that this week’s confusion on the new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for truckers may leave some drivers, who were under the impression they would be exempt, stuck if they are already en route.

Mike Millian, president of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, told CTV News in an emailed statement that the group is calling for a temporary exemption for those unvaccinated truckers who were dispatched earlier this week after the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said they would be exempt from having to quarantine or provide proof of a negative molecular test at the border.

“With the news circulating on the 13th, and no clarification or correction in messaging… many carriers then dispatched some unvaccinated drivers into the U.S. to cover loads that needed to be delivered,” Millian said in the statement.

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