Ontario’s pilot program to expand accessibility to COVID-19 testing for commercial truck drivers and others in the trucking industry is in full swing.
The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is encouraging members to work with DriverCheck to enhance their extensive management practices (CTA-Proactive Measures During Covid_public) aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19 through improved access to testing facilities, says Geoffrey Wood, OTA’s senior VP, Policy.
The following options are available for COVID-19 testing through DriverCheck:
- Commercial drivers and other individuals working in the trucking industry can get tested at the Ayr DriverCheck Clinic (Flying J Truck Stop in Ayr, Ont) located at 5 Cochran Dr., Unit 5A, Ayr, ON, N0B 1E0 – Hwy 401 Exit 268; Hours Monday to Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Walk-ins available.
- Commercial drivers and other individuals working in the trucking industry can get tested at the Kitchener DriverCheck Clinic – 31 McBrine Dr, Unit 8, Kitchener ON, N2R 1J1; Hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Walk-ins available.
- Mobile testing options are also available. DriverCheck will work with individual carriers, or multiple organizations within the same area to provide mobile testing for drivers and other workers directly at carriers’ facilities. To learn more about this option please contact ([email protected]).
“OTA also wants to remind fleets those taking a COVID-19 test do not have to self-isolate while awaiting the test results, which DriverCheck is delivering rapidly and will communicate directly to the driver following the strictest privacy protocols,” said Wood.
The Province of Ontario is covering the cost of COVID-19 testing through DriverCheck, so there is no charge to drivers, individuals or companies.
For more information on the options available from DriverCheck for COVID-19 testing please call (800) 463-4310, option 8, or send an email to [email protected].