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Home Hardware Wins Large Fleet Safety Award for Eighth Time


ST. JACOBS, ON, June 20, 2018 – Home Hardware Stores Limited has been awarded the Safest Large Fleet Award at the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) annual conference. This marks the eighth time that Home Hardware has received this top honour.

The fleet is based in the company’s four distribution centres in St. Jacobs and Elmira, Ontario, Debert, Nova Scotia and Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Employing 157 fleet-related professionals, Home Hardware’s personnel includes 136 drivers who operate 141 trucks, averaging 17.7 million kilometers a year.

“Every year our fleet of Here’s How trucks travel millions of kilometers on Canada’s highways visiting communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast,” said Dennis Shantz, Director of Fleet Services, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “Home’s team of drivers consistently demonstrate their ability to serve our Dealers at the highest-level of customer service while making sure that safety remains a priority.”

Home Hardware’s hiring process includes interviews, reference checks and a road test. There process includes in-class orientation for three days as well as a minimum of three days with a driver coach. Drivers also attend annual safety meetings as well as safe driver banquets. Home Hardware’s accident review committee also meets quarterly.

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 Top Fleet Employers Award by HR Trucking Canada for the past five consecutive years. Home Hardware’s CVOR violation rate is 12.09%.

About 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 with annual retail sales of over $6 billion. 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 55,000 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.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Carly Verhoeven, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited,

519-664-2252 ext 6676 or carly.verhoeven@homehardware.ca   

 

Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited,

519-664-4612 or jessica.kuepfer@homehardware.ca