In an effort to expand the accessibility of COVID-19 testing for truck drivers, the DriverCheck truckstop location will move to the Flying J Truck Stop in London, which will be up and running on Tuesday August 18, 2020. Testing availability at the Flying J in Ayr will no longer be available after Friday August 14, 2020. Testing in London will be available until Tuesday September 8, 2020.
The Province of Ontario is covering the cost of COVID-19 testing through DriverCheck, so there is no charge to drivers, individuals or companies. Drivers taking a COVID-19 test do not have to self-isolate while awaiting the test results. DriverCheck is returning results rapidly directly to drivers following the strictest privacy protocols.
“The industry has implemented a host of management practices in the fight against COVID-19 to keep the workforce safe and the supply chain secure. We are encouraging all members to work with DriverCheck to enhance 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 Flying J Truck Stop in London, ON located at 3700 Highbury Ave. South London, ON N6N 1P3 – Hwy 401 Exit 189; Hours Monday to Friday 9:00 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. Call (519) 748-4658 if you would like to book in advance.
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 ProgramConsultant@DriverCheck.ca.
Additional DriverCheck clinic and truckstop locations are being considered in the coming weeks and info will be shared with the OTA membership once confirmed.
Unsure about COVID-19 testing and all that is involved? Visit the FAQ section of DriverCheck’s website to learn more: https://www.drivercheck.ca/trucking-pilot-faq