Canadian truckers voted Friday to call off their boycott of the Peace Bridge, clearing the way for holiday and festival traffic on the span this weekend.
The move ended a 12-hour protest that had involved more than two dozen trucks at its peak, slowing international commercial shipments without snarling commuter traffic. Canadian police said the boycott had posed no problems and that truckers had cooperated with officers at the scene.
A similar protest at the Queenston-Lewiston bridge drew only three trucks and ended by midmorning. No problems were reported at either the Rainbow or Whirlpool bridges.
Truckers said they believe now that Ontario provincial officials are more sensitive to their demands for lower business costs like those in the United States.