Truck crossings drop another 33%

OTTAWA, Ont. - There was a 33% decline in truck drivers entering the country during the week of May 4-10, compared to the same period last year, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said late Monday. The previous week, the CBSA reported a 36% drop in trucker arrivals. The agency has reported a consistent drop in arrivals since Canada and the U.S. began taking steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But no measures have been introduced to restrict commercial shipments, the CBSA said.

Overall, there has been an 88% drop in land border crossings during May 4-10, compared to the same period last year. Passenger arrivals dropped by more than 95% to 43,120, the agency said. Canada and the U.S. imposed border restrictions in late March, suspending non-essential travel to limit the spread of Covid-19.

The restrictions have since been extended for another month.

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