Keep on trucking: Trucks must keep moving across Canada-U.S. border amid coronavirus
Canada-U.S to restrict non-essential trips across their common border, while leaving it open for the movement to freight in trucks. The economic arguments for preserving the movement of trucks are clear.
On an average day, about 30,000 trucks roll across the Canada-U.S. border, carrying more than $1 billion in trade. If truck movements were banned, critical supplies of food and medicine would be interrupted and production at some of the largest manufacturing plants in both countries would cease, idling thousands of workers. The economic damage from interrupting the flow of trucks would be both direct and indirect.