Truck arrivals rebound slightly

OTTAWA, Ont. – The number of truck drivers entering Canada rose slightly during Sept.

28-Oct.

4 after falling for three consecutive weeks, the Canada Borders Services Agency (CBSA) said Thursday. It said 114,695 truckers arrived during that week, up 1% from 113,711 in the comparable period a year ago.

There has been an 81% drop in land border crossings during Sept.

28- Oct.

4. (Source: CBSA)

Overall volumes were down 81% for those crossing via land and 92% through airports, compared to the same time a year ago, the CBSA said. Canada and the U.S. have agreed to keep the border closed to all non-essential travel until Oct.

21 to slow the spread of Covid-19.

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

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