Home Hardware truck fleet achieves international safety qualification

DEBERT, N.S. — Home Hardware Stores announced qualification of its Debert trucking fleet with CSA International’s Carrier Safety Management System Standard (CSMS), making it the second Home Hardware fleet to be qualified.

Qualification to the CSMS program will help Home Hardware demonstrate to customers, enforcement agencies and the public that it is continuously meeting safety obligations, in a way that provides a consistently high level of service to its more than 1,000 independent dealers across Canada, the company says.

The CSMS standard provides organizations that transport goods on public roadways with a framework to help minimize the risk of accidents and safety incidents. The safety audit and qualification was completed by QMI, North America’s leading management system registrar and a division of CSA Group.

“Home Hardware is committed to reaching the highest standards for safety across our organization,” says Paul Straus, vice-president and CEO of Home Hardware Stores Limited. “We were the first Canadian retailer to implement the CSMS standard and we’re proud to continue with the certification of our Debert fleet.”

Home Hardware acts as a distributor to its more than 1,000 members, operating more than 2 million square feet of warehouse space in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Alberta, as well as a fleet of 125 power units and 425 trailers. The Transportation Divisions in Nova Scotia and Ontario are certified and Home Hardware has plans to roll out the CSMS program to its Alberta Transportation Division over the next six months.

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