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Ontario expanding trucking facilities at ONroute Trenton for safer highways

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"Truck drivers spend long hours moving goods of every type and description on our roadways and we need to ensure they have a modern, safe and welcoming place to stop and rest," said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. "During the pandemic our carriers and drivers have been going above and beyond to get essential goods to market and we truly appreciate their effort, especially during this busy holiday season." To ensure full support for truck drivers, Ontario has ensured that parking and washrooms remain available at all 23 ONroutes as well as providing more portable washrooms at truck inspection stations.

The government said it is also partnering with organizations to increase awareness at major ONroutes to identify warning signs of human trafficking. The ministry said it is working with trucking firms to spot human trafficking on major highways as part of Ontario's Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy. "Traffickers are known to use the 400-series highways to move victims across jurisdictions and professionals who work in the trucking industry play a vital role in helping to combat human trafficking," the government said.

"The province is also proactively partnering with ONroute to educate the public about the signs of human trafficking and raise awareness about the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-833-900-1010.

This information is available online and will be posted at ONroute locations, rest areas, carpool lots and truck inspection stations."

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