Awards

Achievements of Excellence Awards

All Top Fleet Employers are considered as contenders for the following awards:

HR Leader of the Year

This award celebrates and recognizes a human resource professional who exemplifies human resources practices within their organization.  The award is presented annually to an individual who serves as an effective role model for other HR professionals in the trucking industry.

 

Winners by Year:

  • 2021: Heather Mewhinney

    Kriska Transportation Group

  • 2020: Rosana Preston

    Rosedale Transport

Achievement of Excellence for Training and Skills Development

This award is presented annually to a Top Fleet Employer that has demonstrated a formal commitment in supporting their employees through various professional and skills development by fostering a culture focused on continuous and ongoing training and learning. This includes offering career development opportunities and identifying key processes/programs for performance management and training across the entire organization.

Winners by Year:

  • 2021: Challenger Motor Freight

  • 2020: Challenger Motor Freight

Achievement of Excellence for Workplace Culture

This award is presented annually to a Top Fleet Employer that demonstrates a strong commitment to adopting and promoting a healthy and positive work environment for all employees. This includes a mission statement, or purpose that clearly identify an organization’s values, beliefs, areas of focus, and more. It is formalized in writing, and evidenced with policies, procedures and practices that support it.

Winners by Year:

  • 2021: Sutco Transportation Specialists

  • 2020: Westcan Bulk Transport

Achievement of Excellence for Workplace Diversity & Inclusion

This award is presented annually to a Top Fleet Employer that has demonstrated a formal commitment towards supporting employees regardless of age, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, gender, national origin, gender identity or expression, disability status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This is evidenced through policies and approaches that promote a workplace environment inclusive of women, the needs of younger employees, and other under-represented groups including, indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, visible minorities, and new Canadians.

Winners by Year:

  • 2021: XTL Transportation

  • 2020: GX Transportation Solutions Inc.

Achievement of Excellence for HR Innovator

This award is presented annually to a Top Fleet Employer that has demonstrated a “thinking outside of the box” approach towards their HR initiatives. This means being a forward thinker about elements that may impact their organization, and being able to creatively come up with a beneficial solution. It can be a one-time initiative focused on one aspect of an HR plan, or an ongoing initiative that is unique or industry leading. Whether it is a new technology, or new idea, we want to learn about it.

Winners by Year:

  • 2021: Logikor

  • 2020: Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd.

Achievement of Excellence for Employee Engagement

This award is presented annually to a Top Fleet Employer that has demonstrated a formal commitment towards supporting and engaging with their employees. Here, employee surveys often provide information about how an employer is doing, as do management approaches and communication practices. This includes things like open-door policies, staff meetings designed to garner employee feedback, recognition approaches and more. It is evidenced by a workplace culture that values the opinions of employees, and acts on them.

Winners by Year:

  • 2021: One for Freight

  • 2020: Fortigo Freight Services Inc.

Achievement of Excellence for Workplace Wellness and Mental Health

This award is presented annually to a Top Fleet Employer with a demonstrated commitment to overall employee mental health in the workplace. This includes policies and practices that foster an environment where employees feel comfortable talking about mental health, and formal commitments like employee assistance plans, or supported leave provisions for employees in need of support.

Winners by Year:

  • 2021: Rosenau Transport

  • 2020: Bison Transport

Achievement of Excellence for Women in the Workplace

This award is presented annually to a Top Fleet Employer that has demonstrated a commitment to gender equality and ensuring women are represented and supported within their workplace. This includes things like targeted recruitment approaches designed to appeal to women, onboarding programs to support women drivers, supporting women in seeking coaching and mentoring opportunities, and/or supporting their professional development.

Winners by Year:

  • 2021: Ryder Canada Supply Chain Solutions

  • 2020: Liberty Linehaul Inc.

Achievement of Excellence for HR Leadership

The Award of Excellence in HR Leadership is a new award this year to celebrate a Top Fleet Employer of Distinction that has demonstrated excellence by consistently maintaining high scores overall in the established rating criteria of the TFE application, thus exemplifying our Top Fleet Employer principles. The award recognizes an organization that has long-term dedication toward HR excellence and has been part
of the Top Fleet Employer Program for at least five years. It is presented to a Top Fleet Employer of Distinction that is an industry leader and represents the best of HR practices worth emulating. Simply put – they put their words into action.

  • 2021: Kriska Transportation Group