St. Jacobs, ON, April 23, 2019 – Home Hardware Stores Limited has been honoured by Trucking HR Canada as a Top Fleet Employer of Distinction. Sixty-three of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry recently earned honors through the 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program by Trucking HR Canada.
“Home Hardware’s award-winning fleet is second to none with over 500 trailers and 140 tractors traveling over 18 million KM per year,” said Dennis Shantz, Director of Fleet Services, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “Receiving the Top Fleet Employers of Distinction designation solidifies Home Hardware's leadership role as a private fleet in the trucking industry.”
All applicants were rated on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices. Additionally, those who have been recognized in the program for a minimum of five years are honored with the Top Fleet Employer of Distinction status.
“Our Top Fleet Employers are leaders in promoting a positive image of the trucking and logistics industry,” said Angela Splinter, chief executive officer. “As the competition for skilled workers continues to intensify, their consistently strong HR approaches will help position us an industry of choice.”
Home Hardware is a leader in the trucking industry, developing road safety policies for the hiring, orientation and training of drivers. Home Hardware has also been recognized with the Large Fleet Safety Award from Private Motor Truck Council of Canada 8 times since 2005.
The Top Fleet Employer standards have been validated by trucking industry experts and is reviewed annually to ensure an accurate reflection of human resources issues, trends, and today’s working environments. A newly created “Top Fleet Employers Council” provides strategic input to program policies and the Top Fleet Employers’ Awards assessment criteria.
Home Hardware Stores Limited
Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have access to 100,000 quality, brand name and private label products, a state-of-the-art distribution system and extensive marketing and training programs. Offering a mix of tradition and innovation, Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada's Best Brands and Best Managed Companies and is committed to helping Canadians with all of their project needs. More information about the company is available at homehardware.ca.
For more information, please contact
Carly Verhoeven, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited,
(519) 664-2252 ext. 6676,
Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited,