Liberty Linehaul’s committment to drivers wins company rentention award

TORONTO, Ont. — The 2006 OTR/SelecTrucks of Canada Canadian Retention Award was presented to Liberty Linehaul of Ayr, Ont. in the Under 100 Power Units Category. The award recognizes the carriers who best demonstrate the lowest driver turnover rate, the most improved driver turnover rate, and the best effort to improve driver retention over a number of years. The award was presented at the 4th annual Canadian Recruiting and Retention Conference in Toronto.

“I am pleased to recognize an Ontario-based LTL carrier who has been in business since 1987,” said Nevio Turchet, national manager of SelecTrucks of Canada, who was one of the awards presenters. “As stated in their submission, this company’s drivers mean everything to them. They ensure their drivers are not only successful in their jobs, but in their lives. They make themselves available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet their driver’s needs and the owners of the company are hands-on, dealing with their drivers every day. They stress the importance of family in their drivers’ lives and work hard to involve family in the drivers’ success. They also reward their fleet for safety in the form of safe driving awards and performance bonuses. Overall, this company has done an excellent job of demonstrating a commitment to driver retention.”

Submissions are judged by an independent panel of industry experts. Turchet was joined by Steve Kenny, centre manager of SelecTrucks, to present the award to Brian Taylor and Teresa Barclay of Liberty Linehaul.

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