Canadian Top Fleet Employers Named for 2014

Posted on Thu, 2014-05-29 14:06
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BCTA members Bison Transport, J&R Hall Transport Inc., and SLH Transport are among the ten best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry honoured through Trucking HR Canada’s inaugural Top Fleet Employers program.

Fleets of every size were rated on topics including employee recognition, compensation, lifestyle, employee engagement, wellness, professional development, recruitment and retention. Related reviews included a comprehensive online application, employee surveys and follow-up interviews.

The 2014 awards were presented to:

  • Bison Transport

  • Erb Group of Companies

  • Home Hardware

  • J&R Hall Transport, Inc.

  • Kindersley Transport

  • Kriska Transportation

  • Logikor Inc.

  • MacKinnon Transport Inc.

  • SLH Transport

  • Transpro Freight Systems Ltd.

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According to Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada, the winning fleets “have demonstrated their commitment to programs that play a vital role in recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce. Work like this will become increasingly important as the trucking industry grapples with its intensifying shortage of employees and job candidates.”

The program recognizes a fleet’s broad portfolio of human resources initiatives, but several best practices were also recognized during the evaluation process, including:

Employee engagement:

  • Bison Transport reaches out to personnel through a monthly newsletter.

  • Transpro Freight Systems surveys employees whenever it introduces a new initiative.

  • J&R Hall Transport has a confidential, open-door policy to ensure that any employee concerns are addressed.

Compensation programs demonstrating approaches that look beyond rates per kilometre:

  • Kriska Transportation’s deferred profit sharing plan

  • Logikor’s group Retirement Savings Plan

  • MacKinnon Transport’s fuel bonus

  • Home Hardware’s performance bonus

High-scoring recognition programs:

  • Erb Group of Companies’ honours for retiring employees

  • Kindersley Transport’s VIP recognition program

  • SLH Transport’s recognition of milestone anniversaries

More information about the fleets that were recognized this year will be available through the Top Fleet Employers 2014 Best Practices Report, to be posted at www.truckingHR.com.

The program’s vigorous selection criteria reflects Canadian human resources issues, trends and working environments, and has been validated by a panel of trucking industry experts and a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP). It also echoes Trucking HR Canada’s standards of excellence and considers every position in a fleet.

The criteria applied to for-hire fleets was firmly rooted in the core values of Canadian Trucking Alliance’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Driver Shortage, while private fleets were scored using a system that reflects their unique working environments and requirements .

Applications for the second-annual program will open this December.

Congratulations to this year’s Top 10!

Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization that is dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.