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There are supply chain problems, there’s a self-induced energy crisis, we have soaring inflation, rising crime, anonymous millions pouring across our borders, but then there is the imminent and very dangerous vaccine mandate coming our way.

Tens of thousands of truckers plan to quit rather than get vaccinated.

Additionally, a commercial vaccine passport will soon be required between Canada and the US and that means 30,000 cross-border truckers will not operate between the United States and Canada.

Mike Milliam — President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada wrote in a letter to Secretary Mayorkas and Canadian officials: “70% of the 700 billion in trade between Canada and the US is moved by truck. This will have a dramatic effect on supplies and services reaching their destination and getting in the hands of those who need them."

"One needs to look no further than the recent UK fuel shortage, where the military had to be brought in to deliver fuel as a result of a lack of truck drivers. We are already seeing shortages, if these shortages reach critical levels on items such as fuel, food, blood, medicine, or medical supplies, we will see real long-lasting damage.”

 

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My cousin, the trucker, refuses to go into Canada anyway.
 

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And now a ship backup in NY
 

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My cousin, the trucker, refuses to go into Canada anyway.

from what I’ve heard from multiple drivers that I know personally, of color, is that customs treats them like shit. Idk if this applies to white people also, I haven’t asked them.

based off of what I been told, I would never go into Canada.
 

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I've never had a problem going INTO Canada...though I've not attempted to do so since the plandemic. It was always coming back into the "land of the free" that was a PITA. US customs "officers" were nearly always assholes insisting on inspecting every silly car part I'd lug back like I'd stuffed a nuclear weapon in a cylinder.

Contrast that to the Southern border where they actually encourage illegal immigration. The US federal regime is stuffed full of inconsistencies and contradictions.
 

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They should burn their tractors.

Get out from under their loan payments; CRUSH the lizard-men in Bankster Land. Destroy the tractors so the government cannot helpfully seize them and put illegals to work driving them.

The trucks cannot be replaced because new ones have to have computer controls, with chips that cannot be had, now.

The only thing that's gonna save us from these Jab Nazis, is a complete economic collapse, now.
 

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from what I’ve heard from multiple drivers that I know personally, of color, is that customs treats them like shit. Idk if this applies to white people also, I haven’t asked them.

based off of what I been told, I would never go into Canada.
It applies to white people, also.

From when Canada became a People's Republic. Gradually, from 2005-ish.

I'm BARRED from entry. Because I'm a "Felon."

My felony? In 1977, 19 years old in New York State...I had four beers after work and drove home. And got stopped with a bum headlight.

The drinking age in NY was 18 at the time; but they had a grey-area DWI statute that stipulated an offense with a BAC of .05 to .10. Legal in 49 states AND CANADA at the time.

It was called "Driving With Ability Impaired." The penalties were not heavy. I paid a $100 fine and lost my license for three months. Worst part was the insurance surcharge, later.

BUT. In the early '00s, Gnu Yark went and put their whole criminal database online. Yeah, including traffic convictions from 35 years earlier. ANd Gnu Yark is THE...ONLY state to make that data available to Immigrations Canada.

Border passport card...bar code...run my numbers, in Sweet Grass, Montana...BING! BING! BING! Dangerous White-Supremicist Felon trying to SNEAK IN!

I got turned back, and not in a friendly way, either.

My answer to Canaduh now, is, PFUK THEM. And pfuk them. And, also, pfuk them.

Build a SECOND big, beautiful wall...and leave the Canuks to deal with the Islamic fanatics they went looking to import.
 

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I’ve driven to Montreal in my car from my house a few times in my life. No problems going into Canada.

However, on a New Year’s Day a long time ago someone in the larger group I was in kicked a bottle down the street and was immediately thrown into an unmarked van by what looked like SWAT who were yelling at him in French and took him to jail lol. It happened so fast lol. He was banned for a few years from Canada I think for that.

And coming back to the usa the border agents basically assume you’re a criminal.

But all my truck friends tell me not to go in a semi.
 

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I've never had a problem going INTO Canada...though I've not attempted to do so since the plandemic. It was always coming back into the "land of the free" that was a PITA. US customs "officers" were nearly always assholes insisting on inspecting every silly car part I'd lug back like I'd stuffed a nuclear weapon in a cylinder.
Though not a trucker story, I had the opposite experience. Canada=bad, US=good. I was driving an empty cargo van into Canada. Ended up in a garage waiting for clearance while the agents removed door panels & pulled up carpeting "just to make sure" I didn't have contraband. They found a fishing knife in the glovebox and asked me what it was for. I said "fishing". He looked at me and said "you can go". While waiting, I watched a fully loaded motorhome (stuff on roof) with boat in tow breeze through the gates. Coming back into US, had no problems.
 

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There are supply chain problems, there’s a self-induced energy crisis, we have soaring inflation, rising crime, anonymous millions pouring across our borders, but then there is the imminent and very dangerous vaccine mandate coming our way.

Tens of thousands of truckers plan to quit rather than get vaccinated.

Additionally, a commercial vaccine passport will soon be required between Canada and the US and that means 30,000 cross-border truckers will not operate between the United States and Canada.

Mike Milliam — President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada wrote in a letter to Secretary Mayorkas and Canadian officials: “70% of the 700 billion in trade between Canada and the US is moved by truck. This will have a dramatic effect on supplies and services reaching their destination and getting in the hands of those who need them."

"One needs to look no further than the recent UK fuel shortage, where the military had to be brought in to deliver fuel as a result of a lack of truck drivers. We are already seeing shortages, if these shortages reach critical levels on items such as fuel, food, blood, medicine, or medical supplies, we will see real long-lasting damage.”


This could easily be in the Takedown Of America thread.
 

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Wow. Here is some fargin history for ya...

In 1952, the way we got into Canada was to pass by the sign saying "Entering Canada". Leaving to go back to the US was the same. Absolutely open, unguarded border back in the Olden Days.

My Daddy drove the '36 Buick up to St. Andrews By The Sea. <--The name of the town was bigger than the town. Useta have the world's largest lobster cannery there. They had a dock that trains went on. Bay of Fundy.
 

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Wow. Here is some fargin history for ya...

In 1952, the way we got into Canada was to pass by the sign saying "Entering Canada". Leaving to go back to the US was the same. Absolutely open, unguarded border back in the Olden Days.

My Daddy drove the '36 Buick up to St. Andrews By The Sea. <--The name of the town was bigger than the town. Useta have the world's largest lobster cannery there. They had a dock that trains went on. Bay of Fundy.
Until September 11th, 2001, the US-Canadian border security was very relaxed. Since then, the border security is tight.
 

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Never mind, we were just joking! Don't be mad!

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In 1952, the way we got into Canada was to pass by the sign saying "Entering Canada". Leaving to go back to the US was the same. Absolutely open, unguarded border back in the Olden Days.
I did that in '74 as well.

I listen to the Chris Plante show on the AM radio of the air and besides being funny as all get out (political commentary and not in a good way for the D's) yesterday he was talking about DC, because that's where he lives and does his show, anyway he was talking about the empty shelves in the stores around DC.

He calls it #EmptyShelvesBiden
 

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Truck blockade of major California seaport stretches into day three​

By Lisa Baertlein

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A container ship is seen leaving the Port of Oakland, California

Shipping containers are seen at a terminal inside the Port of Oakland, California

Trucker protests halt cargo movement at California's No. 3 seaport



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Shipping containers are seen at a terminal inside the Port of Oakland as independent truck driver continue protesting against California's new law known as AB5, in Oakland, California. July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

July 22 (Reuters) - Independent truckers protesting California's new "gig worker" law blockaded California's No. 3 seaport for the third straight day on Friday, stranding cargo at the state's top agricultural trade hub and adding to U.S. supply chain headaches.

Truck gates at all four Port of Oakland marine terminals remain closed to truck traffic on Friday. Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT), which handles about 70% of port cargo, restarted some work on ships, a port spokesperson said.

Oakland port truckers began actions against the law formally known as AB5 on Monday. They picketed and parked tractor-trailers to choke terminal gate access, grinding trade through the eighth-busiest U.S. container seaport to a virtual halt on Wednesday.

Idling the 2,100 trucks that ferry goods at the Northern California seaport each day is hindering exports of fresh beef and pork, dairy products and nuts as well as imports like green coffee, electronics and construction materials.

Commodity traders told Reuters coffee and cocoa are stuck on ships at the port, putting the quality of those imports in peril.

"Due to the strike, we have not been able to move cargoes from the port," the director of one of the largest coffee importers in the United States told Reuters.

Import container dwell time, one measure of port efficiency, has climbed to 17.5 days, up 41% from July 11, according to supply chain data provider Project44.

Trucking industry legal challenges have put enactment of the law on hold for more than two years. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a lawsuit from California Trucking Association on June 30, clearing the way for AB5 to go forward. read more

The law, which aims to clamp down on labor abuses, sets tougher standards for classifying workers as independent contractors.

Backers say it will stop companies from using those workers to avoid paying minimum wage, workers' compensation and other employee-related expenses. The independent drivers that AB5 aims to protect say the law would force them to shoulder hefty rental equipment and insurance costs that were formerly borne by the trucking companies that contract them for jobs.

Supporters of the law, including the Teamsters and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), say AB5 would push companies to hire drivers as employees. Those company drivers could then join unions and collectively bargain for better pay and working conditions.

Trucking organizations including the Harbor Trucking Association and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have called on Governor Gavin Newsom to delay enforcement of the law. Newsom's office has twice rebuffed those appeals.

Meanwhile, drivers like Carlos Flores say they will continue protesting until Newsom exempts port truckers from AB5.

Flores, who uses his own tractor to haul port freight, told Reuters the law would burden him with up to $30,000 per month in rental costs for chassis and other port equipment.

"AB5 would shut me down. I don't have the resources to pay that kind of money," said Flores, 42.

"I've invested too much into my business to go to a company and work for hourly wages," he said.
 

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So, chocolate and coffee up next?
 

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So, chocolate and coffee up next?
Can't help you with the chocolate.

I've found a restaurant-supply company that sells small purchases, retail...that has coffee in brands I never heard of. It's not the best but far from the worst. I expect long after Wally World stops ordering coffee (because **THEY** must be SHOWN) I'll be able to get it at the supply place.

Of course, all of this is short-term. When everything collapses, all bets are off.
 

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Of course, all of this is short-term. When everything collapses, all bets are off.
Sometimes I think WE THE PEOPLE are the trigger. Couple hundred dead politicians & if forces their hands....... one way ....... or the other.
 

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Newsom's office has twice rebuffed those appeals.
And now it will have nothing to do with trucking or gig workers, but rather the absolute power of the government. Just like with the canadian truckers, a protest against a liberal government cannot be allowed to succeed, and the participants must be crushed.
 

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Looks like the government meddled where they shouldn't have meddled....