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Auto Production Disrupted by Trucker Protest, WSJ Says

By SME Media Staff

Vehicle production has been disrupted because of a trucker protest in Canada, The Wall Street Journal reported.

General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., and Stellantis were all affected by the protest, The Journal said.

The protest has disrupted automotive shipments on the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The bridge is a key point for auto-shipments between the U.S. and Canada.

Protestors “are demanding that governments in Canada at all levels eliminate COVID-19 vaccine mandates and social restrictions that require people to be fully vaccinated against the virus to enter restaurants, gyms and movie theaters,” The Journal said.

According to the newspaper, the protests have had these effects:

  • Ford implemented a temporary at its Oakville, Onario, plant near Toronto.
  • GM canceled a morning work shift today at a Lansing, Mich., factory.
  • Stellantis had disruptions at its Canadian factories.

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. also have auto operations in Canada that may be affected by the protest.

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