ALASKA TRUCK DRIVERS QUITTING IN MASSES OVER VAX MANDATE FORCING PRODUCT TO BE FLOWN IN VS ON TRUCK

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  1. Kenworth6969

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    Dick Rankins, the owner of Alaska-based Sleipner Transport, said the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Americans going through Canada has already had a big impact on his business.

    Since Jan. 15, when it went into effect, he estimates he’s lost 80% of his drivers. This past weekend, he said, he couldn’t find a driver to pick up a load from the Lower 48 to haul up to Alaska.

    His company, headquartered in Eagle River, specializes in hauling fresh produce up the Alcan Highway through Canada to stock Alaska shelves. The freight from that load still made it to Alaska, said Rankins, but at a significantly higher price since it was shipped on an airplane instead of overland.

    Alaska trucking companies say their employees are quitting over Canada’s COVID vaccine mandate - Alaska Public Media
     
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    "And the band played on",,, I'm not too worried about an Alaskan carrier, but it could trigger something here. Just gets worse and worse, don't it?:dontknow:
     
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  4. North Pole Nightmare

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    That sounds like all hype,Fairchild hauls most of the produce to Alaska,I've lived there 45 years never heard of them or saw any of their trucks,he lost 80% of how many drivers?
     
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    I cross the border hauling freight regularly, pay is great,no problems at all.
     
  6. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Comes up as a broker.
     
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  7. Mike250rs

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    Sounds more like drivers didn't want the load.. could be the rate, customers, not getting paid on time..etc.

    A driver can be found with the correct $ amount.
     
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    Fairchild and Lynden Transport
     
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  9. Chinatown

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    I think you're right; company only has 10 employees.
    Company Description: Sleipner Transport LLC is located in Eagle River, AK, United States and is part of the General Freight Trucking Industry. Sleipner Transport LLC has 10 total employees across all of its locations and generates $767,180 in sales (USD).
     
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  10. '88K100

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    Tit for Tat….Both Canada and US require drivers vax to cross the border
     
  11. bryan21384

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    So if 80 percent quit, they only have 2 drivers left lol.....you gotta love the kinda.......play on words there. The way the article is written you'd think they were a real powerhouse lol
     
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