vaccine mandate

Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Buttigieg, Canadian Official Discuss Takeaways From Bridge Shutdown

An empty border crossing to the Ambassador Bridge Feb. 9 An empty border crossing to the Ambassador Bridge Feb. 9. Protests over the vaccine mandate in Canada blocked the bridge, leading to its shutdown. (Galit Rodan/Bloomberg News)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra discussed February’s seven-day blockage of the Ambassador Bridge during a supply chain meeting May 24 in Washington, Alghabra said.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
May 25, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Idaho Truckers Share Vaccine Mandate Concerns

Salt Truck are loaded with salt for transport, one of the goods that Idaho company Pocock Trucking hauls. (Pocock Trucking)

Shortages in potatoes and foodstuff for cattle are likely next year due to the ongoing U.S.-Canadian vaccine mandate disrupting border freight, Idaho truckers recently told their congressman.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 28, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

ATA President Spear Gives Inside Look at Supreme Court Win

Chris Spear "We put together a very strong case backed with data — not rhetoric, not emotion," American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear says. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear in an exclusive interview for Transport Topics’ Newsmakers series shared behind-the scenes details on ATA’s decision to lead a challenge to the Biden administration’s proposed vaccine mandate for large companies.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Trucks Towed, Protesters Arrested as Ottawa Slowly Clears

A man steps out of truck as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa Feb. 19. A man steps out of truck as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa Feb. 19. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via Associated Press)

OTTAWA, Ontario —Hundreds of police in riot gear swept through the streets of Canada’s besieged capital Feb. 19, arresting or driving out protesters, towing away their trucks and finally retaking control of the streets in front of the country’s Parliament buildings.

February 19, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Ottawa Police Arrest Dozens After 3-Week Protest

A trucker, in red jacket, is led away by police officers A trucker, in red jacket, is led away by police officers after stepping out of his truck. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via Associated Press)

OTTAWA — Police began arresting protesters Feb. 18 in a bid to break the three-week-long string of protests around Canada’s capital by hundreds of truckers angry over the country’s COVID-19 restrictions.

February 18, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Ottawa Police Step Up Efforts to Get Protesting Truckers to Leave

Ottawa police speak with a driver as they distribute notices to protesters Ottawa police speak with a driver as they distribute notices to protesters Feb. 16. (Adrian Wyld /The Canadian Press via Associated Press)

OTTAWA, Ontario — Ottawa’s police chief was ousted Feb. 15 amid criticism of his inaction against the trucker protests that have paralyzed Canada’s capital for over two weeks, while the number of blockades maintained by demonstrators at the U.S. border dropped to just one.

Rob Gillies and Wilson Ring | Associated Press
February 16, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Canada Plans to Tow Trucks, Freeze Protesting Truckers' Accounts

Truck drivers and others protest COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa Feb. 12 Truck drivers and others protest COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa Feb. 12. (Ted Shaffrey/Associated Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is invoking emergency powers across all of Canada to quell protests by demonstrators who have paralyzed Ottawa and blocked border crossings in anger over the country’s COVID-19 restrictions.

Rob Gillies and Ted Shaffrey | Associated Press
February 15, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Police Begin Arresting Mandate Protesters; Vital Bridge Still Closed

 Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters in Windsor Feb. 13. Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters in Windsor Feb 13. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via Associated Press)

WINDSOR, Ontario — Police moved in to clear and arrest the remaining protesters near the busiest U.S.-Canadian border crossing on Feb. 13, ending a demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions that has hurt the economy of both nations even as they held back from a crackdown on a larger protest in the capital, Ottawa.

February 13, 2022
Government, Business

How ATA Stopped the Vaccine Mandate

How ATA Stopped the Vaccine Mandate

Join TT’s Dan Ronan as he interviews ATA President Chris Spear and gets a behind-the-scenes look at how ATA took the industry’s case against the vaccine-or-test mandate all the way to the Supreme Court – and won.

February 11, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Border Blockage Continues as Some Canadian Provinces Ease COVID Restrictions

Cones block an entrance to the Ambassador Bridge entrance to Canada Cones block an entrance to the Ambassador Bridge entrance to Canada Tuesday in Detroit. (Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press via Associated Press)

TORONTO — A rapidly growing list of Canadian provinces moved to lift their COVID-19 restrictions as protesters decrying virus precautions kept up the pressure with truck blockades Feb. 9 in the capital and at key U.S. border crossings, including the economically vital bridge to Detroit.

Rob Gillies | Associated Press
February 9, 2022

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