30 April 2020 – Government launches new app to support truck drivers

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Supply Chains
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: Ontario
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Transportation (Caroline Mulroney), President of Ontario Trucking Association (Stephen Laskowski)

Overview: The Ontario government has developed a new, free 511 app to provide truck drivers immediate access to safety and other information while they are delivering essential goods across Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic. This aims to support the supply chain by supporting truck drivers.
Full details here: https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2020/04/government-launches-new-tool-to-support-trucking-industry.html

Type of Justification: Providing support
Evidence/Justification: The government justifies the development of the app as a tool that will help keep Ontario’s supply chain strong and essential goods delivered in a timely and safe manner. The app intends to offer support and safety information to truck drivers to keep them safe, fed, and rested while they complete their essential work.