Top Fleet Employers Announced for 2015

Posted on Thu, 2015-06-11 16:13

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.