OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada has announced the winners of its second annual Top Fleet Employers program, recognizing 22 carriers that offer the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry.
Participating fleets were rated on: compensation, employee recognition, lifestyle, employee engagement, wellness, professional development and recruitment/retention. Organizers say they also looked at carriers’ involvement in charitable or environmental initiatives, since both are particularly valued by Generation Y employees.
Atlantica Diversified Transportation Systems Inc. (ADTS) – New Brunswick
Bison Transport – Manitoba
Challenger Motor Freight – Ontario
DJ Knoll Transport Ltd. – Saskatchewan
Drive Logistics – Ontario
Edge Transportation – Saskatchewan
Erb Transport – Ontario
Home Hardware Stores Limited – Ontario
J&R Hall Transport – Ontario
JG Drapeau Ltd. – Ontario
Kindersley Transport – Saskatchewan
Kriska Transportation – Ontario
Liberty Linehaul Inc. – Ontario
LinamarTransportation Inc. – Ontario
Logikor – Ontario
MacKinnon Transport – Ontario
Meyers Transport – Ontario
Ryder Canada – Supply Chain Solutions – Ontario
SLH Transport – Ontario
The Brick – Ontario
Transpro Freight Systems Ltd. – Ontario
Triton Transport – British Columbia
“These 22 fleets demonstrate a broad array of industry best practices,” says Tamara Miller, Trucking HR Canada’s director – programs and services. “Their employees clearly understand performance expectations. Unique initiatives ranged from regular Multicultural Days honouring a fleet’s diverse workforce, to charitable programs that actively engaged employees.”
“These fleets are helping to tackle the trucking industry’s intensifying shortage of employees, and realizing the business benefits of better workplaces today,” adds Angela Splinter, chief executive officer of Trucking HR Canada.
In just its second year, the program has grown from last year when only 10 were recognized.
“We hope to see an even longer list in the third annual program. There is no limit to the number of fleets that can be recognized,” Splinter says. “Not every application is successful, but we encourage every fleet to continue with ongoing investments in human resources practices. It makes business sense, and it will bring you closer to recognition by Top Fleet Employers. Most important, it will help to recruit and retain skilled employees.”