US Truckers have been inspired by the thousands of Canadian truckers who have formed a massive convoy to protest vaccine mandates. Many of the American truckers who are participating in the Canadian convoy, which consists of over 50,000 truckers, are planning to turn their rigs to California and start a new convoy to DC to protest US vaccine mandates.
A Facebook group called “Convoy to DC 2022” has over 92,000 members and it’s growing by the day. Most of the members are long-haul truck drivers who are sick and tired of Biden’s cross-border vaccine mandate for truckers delivering freight across the Mexican or Canadian borders.
Many are expecting the convoy to DC to be the world’s largest convoy ever. The Freedom Convoy taking place in Canada has the current record for the world’s largest convoy in history. The convoy stretches over 45 miles which is a new record whereas the previous world’s longest convoy according to the Guinness World Book of Records was 4.6 miles.
US truckers are planning to shatter both records as they plan for their convoy to DC.
On the Facebook page Convoy to DC 2022 the description reads:
“We are part of many large groups who believe in our founding fathers. We believe everyone has a voice. We support our freedom. Help us spread the word about this group and together we all can make it a better place.. God Bless America,”
One trucker who posted on the Facebook page gave everyone in the DC area a warning. Take a look:
BREAKING: Facebook group “Convoy to DC 2022” has announced an American Trucker Convoy Protest that will start in CA and in end in DC pic.twitter.com/ZzdUHKGiso
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) January 29, 2022
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The convoy has no official start date as of yet but the route will be from California to Washington DC. The truckers may run into difficulties in DC due to the many street restrictions there are for truckers. Ever since a tractor-trailer was used in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 many restrictions have been put in place for truckers. Six years later when 9/11 occurred those restrictions increased even more and now truckers can face huge fines if they enter certain streets in major US cities without having a delivery or load to pick up in that area.
The protests by the truckers are being fueled by Biden’s vaccine mandates which declare all truckdriver who cross the Canadian or Mexican border must be vaccinated by January 22nd. Many truckers caught a huge break after Biden’s vaccine mandates for companies that have over 100 employees were deemed unconstitutional in the Supreme Court. Most trucking companies have more than 100 employees so many truckers are overjoyed by the Supreme Court decisions but those truckers who haul freight over the northern and southern border are still being forced to either get vaccinated or tested.
MORE TRUCKS HEADED TO CANADA’S CAPITOL — this is just a small portion of the Freedom Convoy from Saskatchewan 🇺🇸🔥🇨🇦pic.twitter.com/5KF4Of01Sz
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 31, 2022
Most of the truckers started their journey in Vancouver and now have made it to their final destination of Ottawa the capital of Canada. The truckers didn’t arrive in Ottawa alone but were met in Ottawa by thousands of vaccine mandate protestors who are sick of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flexing his authoritarian muscles by issuing vaccine mandates for Canadian citizens.
The place is PACKED#TruckersForFreedom2022 pic.twitter.com/vs4TdUy1CA
— Marcko.V. PPC (@marckovvvvv) January 29, 2022
The United States and Canada will learn very fast how much truckers affect the economy. The United States already has supply chain issues so if more truckers are taken off the roads due to mandates then things could get ugly quick.