Iron Apple International
Eassons Transport Ltd., a Kentville-based company, has evolved from a two-truck operation predominantly transporting freight from within the Maritimes, to a company with up to 325 trucks on the road hauling primarily temperature controlled products.
With the responsibility of transporting food and food ingredients all across Canada and into the United States, having the proper procedures in place and verification has been a key factor in meeting shipper demands and staying ahead in the marketplace.
“Eassons’ dedication to overall safety and compliance is very impressive, which makes them one of the leaders within the transportation community.” said Jamie Sweet, Account Manager, Iron Apple.
Eassons has been on the Iron Apple Food Safety Compliance program over a year now and has successfully completed their certification audit by SAI Global. The certification has allowed them to meet FSMA and the Sanitary Transportation Rule, which requires motor carriers to have; written procedures, documentation stored for a minimum of 12 months, employee training, temperatures maintained during transport, and they must ensure that the equipment is in a sanitary condition. While these new food safety laws have forced the transport industry to become more focused on documentation and accountability, Eassons saw this as an opportunity to implement the Iron Apple compliance program to increase their market presence and to ensure they are committed to safe transport of food products.
“We have been HACCP certified since 2012 and have many Customers that require us to have a recognized Food Safety Program. We have worked with good organizations in the past to help us implement our program and our experience with Iron Apple has been no different. Their experienced staff and audit team has helped us enhance our Food Safety Program, beyond minimum standards, which continues to add value to our Customers,” according to Trevor Bent, CEO, Eassons Transport Ltd.
Eassons Transport Limited employs approximately 500 employees including drivers, owner operators, maintenance and office staff. They have offices in Kentville Nova Scotia, Moncton New Brunswich, St. John’s Newfoundland, Mississauga Ontario, Albany PEI and Belleville, Ontario. Over the past few years they have grown through the acquisitions of CRS (Choice Reef Systems) and David Brown United Transport. Eassons has received the THRSC Employer of Choice for the past 7 years in a row. Strong company values and great leadership has been their launching pad to the successful company they are today. For more information, visit www.Eassons.com.
Iron Apple International is a leading supplier of professional food safety solutions to companies involved in the transportation of food products throughout North America. They are the first firm to develop a national Preventive Controls / HACCP program for distribution centers and warehouses. The Food Safety Solution that simplified compliance with these new Canadian and U.S. regulations has been developed and tested over the past three years. For more information, visit www.IronApple.net or www.FsmaExpress.com.☚