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TORONTO, Ont. -- Several trucking companies across the country are holding their heads high after making the list o...


TORONTO, Ont. — Several trucking companies across the country are holding their heads high after making the list of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.<br>
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The annual awards program sponsored by Deloitte & Touche, CIBC, Queen’s School of Business and the National Post, recognizes 50 companies in a range of industries, that follow outstanding business best practices. <br>
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This year, in the transportation sector, Mackinnon Transport Inc. of Guelph, Ont.; SGT2000 Inc. of Sant-Germain-de-Granthan, Que.; and Yanke Group of Companies in Saskatoon, are highlighted for outstanding performance. The 50 Best report was published in yesterday’s National Post.<br>
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Mackinnon, a third-generation, family owned business, was recognized for its focus on safety, building strong relationships and its financial stability over more than 70 years of operation. <br>
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SGT2000 Inc., which does a lot of cross-border business, is having a record year despite heightened U.S. border security that is still expected to hurt cross-border truck trade. SGT2000 has been growing over the past three years, and its revenues are expected to reach $75 million, up from $65 million in 1999.<br>
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Yanke Group was also singled out in the 50 Best Managed Companies report, for its focus on best practices especially in staff development and support. It also takes advantage of information technology – Yanke introduced the trucking industry’s first paperless maintenance department. The Saskatoon-based company has made the 50 Best list since 1999, and was also named one of Maclean’s Magazine’s top 100 employers for the second year in a row.<br>
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Six other carriers were also recognized for their return to the 50 Best list this year: Bison Transport, Challenger Motor Freight, Inc., Consolidated Fastfrate Inc., Kriska Holdings Ltd., Quik X Transportation Inc. and MSM Transportation Inc.<br>
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Wheels Group, a logistics company, also returned to the 50 Best list.<br>
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To qualify for recognition, companies must have revenues between $10 and $20 million; show a strong growth record over the past three years; be more than 50 per cent Canadian owned; and have less than 50 per cent of shares traded if they are public companies. The 50 Best program was started in 1993.<br>


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