Auto Industry Suffers as Canadian Trucker Protests Enter Fourth Day

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DETROIT, February 7, 2021 ~ As the blockade of Canadian truckers protesting at the Ambassador Bridge continues into its fourth day, supply chain shortages are hurting the auto industry, and problems in medical and agricultural industries could follow if the protests are prolonged.

General Motors, Ford, Toyota, and Stellantis have all lessened production at several plants in the US and Canada due to supply delays. Additionally, shifts have been cut and furloughs have been proposed if necessary.

Get the latest details on the supply chain problems from Michigan Manufacturers Association President & CEO John Walsh on “The Paul W. Smith Show,” and 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne on “The Guy Gordon Show.” Plus, Angus Reid Institute President Shachi Kurl talks to 760 WJR’s Tom Jordan and Kevin Dietz about the ongoing strike.


February 10, 2022 ~ President & CEO of the Michigan Manufacturers Association John Walsh talks to Paul W. about the impact of the truckers’ blockade at the Ambassador Bridge and says if it continues the auto industry and other businesses will be negatively affected.

February 10, 2022 ~ President of the Angus Reid Institute Shachi Kurl, talks with Kevin and Tom about the Canadian trucker strike.

February 10, 2022 ~ 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne talks with Guy Gordon about the latest from the Canadian trucker protest at the Ambassador Bridge, and Governor Whitmer offering to help.