In our 40 plus years of business in the commercial landscape management industry, Clintar has always strived to exceed environmental standards for the betterment of the ecosphere and everyone in it. Naturally, the health and safety of our team and the people we serve are one of our greatest concerns when executing any of our projects. To safeguard our standards and ensure consistency for each of our franchises, we even initiated our own Clintar Health & Safety program, which includes weekly and monthly safety training, joint health & safety committees and certification in Canadian compliance standards. As our franchises grew, our criteria for health & safety requirements grew as well and the desire to safeguard the local communities our franchisees work and live in organically became part of Clintar’s health & safety mandate as well.
Over the years, we have welcomed any opportunity to participate in health & safety or green initiatives in our local communities and I am pleased to share our latest partnership with Halton Police Services, spearheaded by Mark Mastantuono, Clintar-Burlington/Oakville franchisee owner. On April 12, Clintar’s Burlington/Oakville location had the honour of partnering with Halton Police Services on a commercial vehicle inspection training program. The program is initiated under the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), a non-profit organization composed of municipal, provincial and federal groups from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico with the objective to provide training and information to law enforcement and policy makers in commercial motor vehicle safety and security.
Clintar-Burlington/Oakville and Truserve were invited by the CVSA Division of Halton Police to provide commercial trucks and trailers for the police training seminar. Police constables were trained in best commercial vehicle inspection practices, as well as trailer and load safety requirements to ensure commercial vehicles on the road are safe to operate for the driver and other drivers sharing the road.
We were pleased to find that our commercial vehicles completed inspection exceedingly well and were commended for our part in safety compliance and community involvement. As a business, which operates numerous commercial vehicles across Canada daily, we believe in the importance of commercial vehicle safety and encourage other businesses to do their part in ensuring the safety and inspection of their commercial vehicles before venturing out on to the roads.
We look forward to participating in more initiatives like the CVSA Halton Police training program, which improve the health and safety of local communities and hold businesses accountable for their efforts in making the community and environment safe for everyone to enjoy.