OOIDA Truckers Outraged: “End The Border Vaccine Mandates!”

OOIDA Truckers Outraged: “End The Border Vaccine Mandates!”
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OOIDA or the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association has brought attention to the ridiculous vaccine mandate being put on truck drivers from both the Canadian and the American side of the borders. It really is ridiculous.

OOIDA will not stand for this!

In letters sent to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden, OOIDA on Monday requested “that professional truck drivers be exempted from the cross-border vaccination requirements” imposed on January 15 in Canada and January 22 in the U.S. for essential personnel. 

“Since commercial drivers spend the majority of their time alone in their vehicle and outside, there is no evidence that truckers present a higher risk of spreading the virus, both OOIDA letters stated. “Because the current cross-border policy disregards the economic contributions of the trucking industry and overlooks the basic operating procedures of the profession, we urge you to immediately exempt professional truck drivers from the vaccination mandate.”

OOIDA’s statement on Monday did not mention the ongoing protests across Canada, which have dominated headlines out of Ottawa and even caused a shutdown at the Coutts port of entry, though that’s cleared now. 

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