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What Canada’s long-haul truckers are saying about their trips to the U.S. right now

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PortandTerminal.com, July 16, 2020 Canadian truckers who haul are warning the Canadian government to keep the border closed to non-essential visitors. This is what they’re saying. TORONTO – America’s border with its northern neighbor Canada remains closed to all but essential traffic until at least late August and possibly longer. Cargo though still needs to move across the border which makes …

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Green Shoots: Truck freight volumes recover to pre-Covid levels at end of May


PortandTerminal.com, June 16, 2020 “As businesses begin to reopen across the country and produce season ramps up, we’re seeing a trend back to pre-COVID levels, consistent with seasonal market dynamics,” PORTLAND, OR – After bottoming out at the beginning of May, truckload freight volumes recovered to pre-COVID levels and largely returned to seasonal patterns in the second half of the …

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Truckers hit by coronavirus: Bankruptcies. Layoffs. ‘We’re being gouged”

Man with beard and hat

REUTERS, MAY 14, 2020 “After being told we’re essential and told by the government to stay out here and basically risk our health to continue moving the things that the country needs, we’re being gouged,” CHICAGO (Reuters) – Bryan Hutchens in Oklahoma estimates he’s only used his two flat-bed trucks to shift oilfield equipment for a week out of the …

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