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Trudeau Plays Dangerous Game Demanding U.S. Truckers Have Shots

  • His mandate goes against advice of top food supply expert
  • Only 50% to 60% of U.S. truckers are vaccinated, ATA estimates
A truck rolls up to the Canadian border at Windsor, Ontario.
A truck rolls up to the Canadian border at Windsor, Ontario.Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Canada plans to start turning away unvaccinated U.S. truckers at the border this weekend, a move that threatens to upend the flow of everything from food to auto parts to building supplies between two of the world’s largest trading partners.

Only 50% to 60% of U.S. truckers are vaccinated, according to an estimate from the American Trucking Associations. The rules will make thousands of drivers ineligible for cross-border shipments, exacerbating a shortage at a time when the transportation industry is already strained.