Next week is National Trucking Week and DriverCheck is holding an open house at its new transportation clinic in Kitchener to show our appreciation for the contribution of our country’s truck drivers.
“Unfortunately, the recent Burlington Skyway crash has put truck drivers under the microscope,” says Dr. Chris Page, President of DriverCheck. “But we know that the majority of truck drivers in this province and this country operate their vehicles safely on the roads.”
In appreciation of all that drivers do ahead of National Trucking Week, DriverCheck is offering a gourmet barbecue to all truck drivers who stop by 31 McBrine Drive, Unit 8, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. View our flyer for details.
Drivers who get their medical completed at the clinic have their name entered into a draw for a Harley motorcycle.
The clinic, spearheaded by former emergency physician and DriverCheck’s President Dr. Chris Page, is the first of its kind in Canada where drivers can walk in to get their mandatory MTO licensing exams completed with no wait.
“Our exams are administered by emergency doctors who specialize in cross-border issues, who are familiar with provincial driver’s licencing exams, and who know the requirements. Plus, truck drivers don’t have to wait several weeks to see their family doctor.”
The clinic does not look like your typical doctor’s office, with big screen TVs, lounge chairs, and a coffee bar.
“It IS more than a medical clinic,” says Dr. Page. “This clinic was designed specifically for truck drivers. It’s a rest stop where drivers can get their mandatory physical completed, use the internet to arrange to pick up their next load, and grab a cup of coffee.”
The idea for the ‘transportation clinic’ was born from Dr. Page’s recognizing a need for quick and easy access to medical exams in this region.
Drivers who don’t have access to a family physician say they are grateful for the service. “It’s nice to have somewhere to go,” says local driver, Zack Paquin.