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Canadian trucking associations are pushing back against plans to require border-crossing truck drivers to submit contact information and quarantine plans through the ArriveCAN app, as well as any proposal to require drivers to submit recent Covid-19 test results.  Non-essential travelers now have to submit proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours, but truck drivers are exempt from such requirements as essential workers. Their screening is currently limited to a series of questions asked at the land crossings.  Canada’s public safety minister has said the government is looking at plans to require cross-border truck drivers to submit proof of negative Covid-19 tests.  But questions about whether truck drivers should be included in the testing program emerged this weekend, when Public Safety Minister Bill Blair told CBC that the government was exploring the idea.

Trucking associations question new Covid-19 requirements at border, February 18, 2021, www.todaystrucking.com