BARRIE -- Canadian operated company, ONroute, plans to show its appreciation for truck drivers who maintain the supply chain during the pandemic.

On Wednesday, all 23 ONroute locations along Highway 400 and 401 will provide free coffee and beverages to truck drivers as a "small token of appreciation" during this challenging time.

"This is great. We really appreciate this," says truck driver Dale Simmons. "One of the biggest problems we have is that we don't have washroom facilities and coffee. We can't take our trucks through the drive-thru."

The rest stops are considered an essential service and will remain open to provide services to those who travel the busy Ontario highways.

"24/7 access to fuel, washrooms, food and beverages, and truck parking," says Melanie Teed-Murch, ONroute CEO. "We know it is a hard time to travel, and we're proud to offer truckers, and all travellers who are on our roads, somewhere safe and clean to stop on their journey."