Truck arrivals up 3% during second week of June

OTTAWA, Ont. - The number of truck drivers entering the country last week rose more than 3% from the previous week, but was still down 16% from the same period in 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency said Wednesday. During the week of June 8-14, 101,104 truck drivers arrived, up from the previous week's 98,089, but down from 119,815 in the same period in 2019, the CBSA said.

Source: CBSA

Overall volumes during the week of June 8-14 were down 86% for those crossing via land, and 97% for those arriving through airports, compared with the same time a year ago. On Tuesday, Canada and the U.S. agreed to keep the border closed to all non-essential travel until July 21 to slow the spread of Covid-19.

The deal was set to expire June 21.

The restrictions, first introduced in late March, are not applicable to commercial vehicles.

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