As of January 15, Canadian border authorities have been instructed to refuse access to their nation to truckers who cannot show proof of vaccination. Canadian truckers who drive into the U.S. won’t be let back into their own country without proof of vaccination either.
It is increasingly likely that labor unrest will be one of the biggest issues, if not the biggest, of this decade. It makes me think of the secessio plebis in ancient Rome.
Perhaps the most daunting problem facing the trucking industry is its long history of boom-and-bust cycles.
There has long been a tension over the issue of independent contractor versus employee status.
Most issues facing truckers are interconnected. The parking problem is tied into Hours Of Service requirements, which are set by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
It’s hardly news that much of the infrastructure of the United States—including its roadways—is long overdue for overhaul and upgrading.
Trucking industry shifts go far beyond the impact of the pandemic. Even the structure of the industry has been altered.
Truckers continue to contend with ELDs (electronic logging devices) and HOS (hours of service), and over the last year and a half, have had to face additional obstacles created by the coronavirus.
The Port of Mattawa's Sentinel Gap Industrial Park, which is located about one mile north of Mattawa, WA, is strongly positioned to attract agricultural related industries, such as food & beverage processing and fresh produce packing.
Truck rates for perishables are on the rise thanks to a confluence of many issues.