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Canadian Truckers Get Support from Their American ‘Big-Rig’ Brothers

‘Freedom Convoy’ in Canada has caught the attention of these Americans — who told Fox News Digital that truckers ‘are a special breed who believe in getting things done’
Police line up in preparation to enforce an injunction against a demonstration that has blocked traffic across the Ambassador Bridge by protesters against COVID-19 restrictions, in Windsor, Ontario, on Sat., Feb. 12, 2022. (Nathan Denette /The Canadian Press via AP)
Police line up in preparation to enforce an injunction against a demonstration that has blocked traffic across the Ambassador Bridge by protesters against COVID-19 restrictions, in Windsor, Ontario, on Sat., Feb. 12, 2022. (Nathan Denette /The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian truckers who have stood their ground at the U.S.-Canada border — both physically and philosophically — have enthusiastic support from some big-rig drivers here in our country even as the police push in.

Long and short-haul truckers rolling through cities and towns in both countries perform a “sometimes dangerous, often hard” job. They deserve everyone’s respect, two trucking company employees told Fox News Digital in separate phone interviews this week.

John Brubaker, 62, of Hampton, Iowa, is a transportation supervisor for a Tennessee-based trucking company. A father and grandfather, Brubaker worked behind the wheel of a big rig for over a decade before transferring to a supervisory role.

“It’s dead wrong for Canadian leaders to use emergency powers to impact these truckers,” he told Fox News Digital in a phone interview. “It shows no respect for the enormous role truckers play in the economy — and it’s dictatorial.”

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