Top Fleet Employers program honours 63 industry workplaces

OTTAWA, ON (April 9, 2019)— Sixty-three of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry have earned honours through the 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program, Trucking HR Canada has announced.

All applicants were rated on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices. Additionally, those who have been recognized in the program for a minimum of 5 years are honoured with the Top Fleet Employer of Distinction status.

The 2019 honours are awarded to the following (listed by number of years in the program):

5+ years – Top Fleet Employers of Distinction:

  • Bison Transport (ON)
  • Challenger Motor Freight (ON)
  • Edge Transportation Services (SK)
  • Erb Transport (ON)
  • Home Hardware Stores Ltd. (ON)
  • J.G. Drapeau (ON)
  • Kindersley Transport (SK)
  • Kriska Holdings Ltd. (ON)
  • Liberty Linehaul (ON)
  • Linamar Transportation (ON)
  • Logikor (ON)
  • Ryder Canada Supply Chain Solutions (ON)
  • SLH Transport (ON)
  • Transpro Freight Systems (ON)
  • Triton Transport (BC)

4 years:

  • Arnold Brothers Transport (MB)
  • Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd (ON)
  • Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd. (BC)
  • Canada Cartage (ON)
  • J&R Hall Transport Inc. (ON)
  • Joseph Haulage Canada (ON)
  • Midland Transport (NB)
  • Olymel – Transport Transbo (QC)
  • Q-Line Trucking (SK)
  • Rosedale Transport (ON)
  • Steed Standard Transportation (ON)
  • Sutco Contracting Limited (BC)
  • Tandet (ON) • Trailer Wizards (ON)
  • Westcan Bulk Transport (AB)

3 years:

  • Carmen Transportation (ON)
  • Groupe Guilbault (QC)
  • Harv Wilkening Transport Ltd (SK)
  • JD Smith Supply Chain Solutions (ON)
  • Munden Ventures (BC)
  • National Shunt Services (ON)
  • One for Freight (ON)
  • Onfreight Logistics (ON)
  • Payne Transportation (MB)
  • STG Fleet Services (SK)
  • Woodcock Brothers Transportation Group (ON)
  • XTL Transport (QC)

2 years:

  •  Arrow Transportation Systems (BC)
  • Bandstra Transportation Systems (BC)
  • Beyond Transportation (ON)
  • Caron Transportation Systems (AB)
  • Clarke Road Transport (NS)
  • Coastal Pacific Xpress (BC)
  • Fast Lane Freight Services (MB)
  • Fortigo Freight Services (ON)
  • Polaris Transport Carriers (ON)
  • RST Sunbury Transport (NB)

This year we welcome:

  • Alchemist Specialty Carriers (BC)
  • Armour Transportation Systems (NB)
  • Big Freight Systems (MB)
  • Client Transport Inc. (ON)
  • GX Transportation Solutions (ON)
  • Highlight Motor Group (ON)
  • Modern Landfill (ON)
  • Spring Creek Carriers Inc. (ON)
  • Titanium Transportation Group (ON)
  • Trimac Transportation (AB)
  • Versacold (BC)

“Our Top Fleet Employers are leaders in promoting a positive image of the trucking and logistics industry,” says Angela Splinter, Chief Executive Officer. “As the competition for skilled workers continues to intensify, their consistently strong HR approaches will help position us an industry of choice.”

The Top Fleet Employer standards have been validated by trucking industry experts, and is reviewed annually to ensure an accurate reflection of human resources issues, trends, and today’s working environments. A newly created “Top Fleet Employers Council” provides strategic input to program policies and the Top Fleet Employers’ Awards assessment criteria.

The Top Fleet Employer Program is open to for hire, private fleets/fleet services of all sizes across Canada. Trucking HR Canada will proudly honour, celebrate and recognize the 2019 Top Fleet Employers at its annual Gala Awards Dinner being held on October 17th, 2019 at the Palais Royale in Toronto. Awards will be presented to the Top Fleet in each category (top small, medium, large and private fleet) along with Achievement of Excellence Awards in the following categories: Workplace Culture, Training & Skills Development, Workplace Diversity, HR Innovator, Employee Engagement and the two new Achievement of Excellence Awards will be presented for Workplace Mental Health and Women in the Workplace. The evening will cap off with the announcement of the prestigious HR Leader of the Year Award, presented by Reimer Associates.

For more information on the Top Fleet Employer Awards Gala or to get your tickets click here.

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Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization that is dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.

For further information, contact:
Bridget O’Shaughnessy
Manager, Marketing and Communications
[email protected]
613-244-4800 x 302