More bad news for the trucking industry

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…. Trucking industry representatives are already expressing concerns about the impact a vaccine mandate could have on supply chains.

“It’s going to be a disaster,” said Wendell Erb, president and CEO of the Erb Group, a cross-border fleet headquartered in New Hamburg, Ont.

“Unfortunately, the percentage of people who are unvaccinated have no intention of getting vaccinated,” he said. “I’m already short of drivers to handle the freight I’m going to have.”

Trucking HR Canada data identified 18,000 truck driver vacancies in the second quarter of this year.

The mandate could be the factor that pushes other drivers away from cross-border work, Erb added. …


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