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%.