TORONTO, Ont. — SLH Transport is celebrating 30 years of business today.
On October 6 1985, SLH was formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sears Canada and according to the company, it has since grown and transitioned in to one of Canada’s Top 10 transportation providers.
“Our approach is to keep it personal and use our strong foundation to build and grow our business,” said Paul Cooper, president, SLH Transport. “We continue to expand our service offering and provide a more integrated service package to our customers. Celebrating our 30th year is a proud moment at SLH, and we sincerely thank the loyal customers, employees and drivers that made this milestone possible.”
Sears Canada is still one of SLH’s largest customers.
“Sears Canada would like to congratulate SLH on 30 years of success in the Canadian transportation industry,” said Pat Craddock, vice-president supply chain and logistics, Sears Canada. “Like Sears Canada, SLH places great emphasis and focus on its customers and community. SLH plays a key role in our ability to provide quality goods to our customers across Canada.”
Over the years, SLH has been recognized for its commitment to customer service and best HR practices. It was named one of the Top Fleet Employers from the Trucking Human Resources Canada for two years running and it was a pilot carrier in the introduction and expansion of the Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) programs in Canada which has driven efficiencies and cost containment.
“We are proud to be providing innovative freight management solutions to North America’s leading shippers for the last 30 years,” said Cooper. “I would like to thank our customers across North America for entrusting us as one of their key supply chain partners. Our business is driven by a loyal high performing culture that has tremendous passion for this great industry. SLH drivers and owner/operators are leaders in their profession with a relentless focus on safety and customer service. We instill in all of our team members the significant role the driver plays in the success of our business. As an industry we must continue our focus on driver retention and attracting newcomers into this exciting industry.”