Trucking HR Canada has announced 22 of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry have earned honours through the 2nd Annual Top Fleet Employers program – including BCTA members Bison Transport, Challenger Motor Freight, J&R Hall Transport, SLH Transport and BC’s own Triton Transport.
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, hard-copy submissions, employee surveys and follow-up interviews. This year, ratings were also expanded to reflect a fleet’s active involvement in charitable or environmental initiatives, both of which Trucking HR Canada knows to be particularly valued by young “Generation Y” employees.
The 2015 honours are awarded to:
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 - Ontario
Triton Transport - British Columbia
Recipients included a mixture of for-hire and private fleets from across Canada.
“These 22 fleets demonstrate a broad array of industry best practices,” says Tamara Miller, Trucking HR Canada 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.”
“A key theme we noticed is that those who work for these fleets feel like they are more than a number. They see themselves as an important part of a larger team – or even as a family,” she adds.
“These fleets are helping to tackle the trucking industry’s intensifying shortage of employees, and realizing the business benefits of better workplaces today,” says Angela Splinter, Trucking HR Canada CEO.
The program recognized 10 fleets in 2014.
“We hope to see an even longer list in the third annual program next year. 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.”
Top Fleet Employers’ 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 Leader. It also echoes Trucking HR Canada’s standards of excellence and considers every position in a fleet.
The criteria applied to for-hire fleets is firmly rooted in the core values of Canadian Trucking Alliance’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Driver Shortage, while private fleets are scored using a system that reflects their unique working environments and requirements.
BCTA would like to congratulate all of this year’s Top Fleet Employers. Please watch the Bulletin for a follow-up article about the process and winning practices from our members among the honourees for 2015.
Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.
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