Celebrating Hansen’s Toyota Canada Kaizen Excellence Award 2012!

Hansen’s is very proud to share with you our 2012 Kaizen Excellence Award presented by Toyota Canada, earned for our success in the implementation of Wireless Driver Computing & Reporting systems!   The Wireless program reflects the very definition of Kaizen – Continuous Improvement – and there is more to come as we improve and enhance!

The wireless program has created significant benefits for Hansen’s and all of our customers, Toyota included.  The program provides numerous benefits and increased efficiencies in a number of areas including faster SLA reporting,  the reduction of paper waste which lessens our negative impact on the environment, and the increased efficiency in the handling & processing of remaining paper loads in the office.
Well done team!

Rest in Peace Myra…you will be greatly missed by the Hansen’s Forwarding Family.


MAIRE (MYRA) CAMPBELL September 12, 1943 – September 7, 2012 It is with the saddest of hearts that we announce the loss of our beautiful, beloved mother Maire. Wife of Peter Campbell and loving “Moy” to Peter, Sharon Doran (Jamie), Martin (Kim) and Brenda James (Roger). Most devoted and cherished Grandma to Aidan, Caitlin, Kieran, Brendan and Keagan. Born in Belfast to Seamus and Bridget Wylie, she is survived by her siblings Theresa, Brighid, Cormac, Brian and Sean. Predeceased by her brother Seamus and sister Sheila. She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and extended family in both Canada and Ireland. Our lovely, glamorous mother always radiated joy and had a profound influence on the happiness of others. Maire loved everything Irish. Besides spending time with her family, she especially loved her Gaelic classes, spending time with her friends in The Durham Irish Association and attending the many events within the Toronto Irish community. She also loved hockey, whether watching her Toronto Maple Leafs or sitting rinkside at one of her grandsons’ games. Maire was much loved and adored by her second family at Hansen’s Forwarding where she enjoyed working for many years. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Hansen family for their continuous support, kindness and generosity. The family would also like to thank Dr. Joseph Chien and the nursing staff at Centenary Hospital, especially Diane Ringuette for her wonderful care and compassion. Visitation will be held at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough (east of Kennedy Rd.), on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 10 Washburn Way, Scarborough (east of Markham Rd.), on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Interment Christ the King Cemetery.

Source: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=maire-campbell-myra&pid=159805752

#Hansen’s #CPRail Strike Response – Questions and Answers

Q: What is Hansen’s plan to move my vehicle?

A: Although we may have to alter your vehicle’s due date, we are conducting business as usual and have a contingency plan to continue moving vehicles by truck immediately.

Q: When will my vehicle get moved?

A: We ask that you be patient as we will continue to move vehicles in order of priority (by truck).   We do not need a full load to move product.   Our objective is to maintain fluidity and transit times as if vehicles were moving on rail.

Q: Does Hansen’s have any idea how long the strike might last?

A: Although Hansen’s couldn’t possibly determine the length of any rail strike, it is expected that if the dispute isn’t settled in short order, the government will step in. Again, although there is no specified timeline for such action, history tells us that normally the rail workers have been legislated back to work in a fairly short time frame. There will be news coverage following these events and we expect to be posting regular updates on our Facebook / Twitter /  Google+ pages as well as here on our Blog as more information becomes available .  If you aren’t following us on our social channels, please click the following links:  

Q: My car is already on rail, what happens to it now?

A: Your vehicle will be delayed for the number of days the strike lasts as all rail will stop completely if a strike occurs.  The positive to this is that your vehicle is already on a rail car.  Once the strike ends, there will be a back-log at the front of the line to get vehicles that have been waiting to get moved, on a rail car.  You will not have to “line up” as your car already occupies a space on a rail car and will resume its planned journey to destination once the strike has come to completion. We will do our very best to alleviate the inconvenience of your vehicle being trapped on rail although we are not legally liable for delays due to strikes.

Q: My car is in your yard now (or on it’s way by truck) to be moved to another province by rail.  If it doesn’t make it on a truck before the strike ends due to priority, when will it move?

A: Your vehicle will be put in priority sequence to go on rail once the rail lines begin to move again.  Although it is fair to expect some back-log, we will get your vehicle on rail as soon as possible and will stay in touch with you regarding it’s progress. Once a strike ends, there may still be a need to ship vehicles by truck for a short period of time in order to meet our commitments to customers. This will be evaluated on a one-by-one basis in due time. The longer the strike, the longer we will be shipping by truck to compensate.

Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our branches for more information.  Contact information can be found HERE.