Michigan faces acute impact from Canada's refusal to let in unvaccinated US truckers

Breana Noble Kalea Hall
The Detroit News

Detroit — Canada's plan to turn away unvaccinated U.S. truckers at the border starting Saturday could have an acute impact on Michigan — upending the flow of everything from auto parts to building materials to food 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 and place others in quarantine, exacerbating a shortage at a time when the transportation industry already is strained.

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