North America (Change)

It just keeps getting worse for Canada’s trucking industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as freight volumes recover, the job losses are staggering. Canada’s transportation and warehousing sector shed 102,800 jobs in April 2020, or about 10.4% of the workforce, federal jobs data released on May 8, 2020 shows. Canada shed about 2 million jobs, or 11% of its sector-wide workforce during the month, bringing the total to 3 million since February 2020. “The truth of it is we’re not immune from the impacts of COVID-19,” Jonathan Blackham, the Canadian Trucking Alliance’s director of public policy and public affairs, told FreightWaves.

Canada jobs report shows staggering losses for trucking from COVID-19, May 8, 2020, www.americanshipper.com