Updating a previous item, in a statement today Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation championing the trucking industry and its drivers and also took proactive stance of installing portable washrooms at 32 truck inspection stations so truck drivers have a place to stop and rest safely.
Access to bathrooms, food and the need for the supply chain to treat all truck drivers with respect has become a national issue. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and other stakeholders have been working with Minister Mulroney to discuss solutions to this problem.
“Minister Mulroney is a true leader. The Minister saw a problem and implemented a solution that will no doubt serve as a model for all states and provinces across North America. That’s leadership. Our industry is extremely fortunate to have Minister Mulroney in this time of crisis,” said Stephen Laskowski, President, OTA. “On behalf of the thousands of truck drivers that will benefit from this action, thank you Minister Mulroney.”