Congratulations! Top Fleet Employers Program Honours 48 Industry Workplaces

Posted on Mon, 2017-05-01 14:53

BCTA members were among the 48 employers honoured as the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry in the 4th annual Top Fleet Employers program. Trucking HR Canada announced the stand-out companies on April 25, 2017.

The popularity of this program and dedication of fleets and service providers to establishing and expanding best human resources practices is growing. Last year 39 fleets were honoured; the year before 22; and in 2014, the inaugural year of the program in Canada, just 10.

The Top Fleet program rates applicants of every size on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices.

BCTA honourees

BCTA members with a home office/terminal in BC named in the small-fleet category are Munden Ventures Ltd. (Kamloops), Sutco Transportation Specialists (Salmo) and Triton Transport Ltd. (Chilliwack). This is the first Top Fleet appearance for Munden Ventures, while Sutco (2016) and Triton (2015, 2016) are returning honourees who continue to make the grade.

Members Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd. (Winnipeg), Ryder Canada (Abbotsford), and Q-Line Trucking (Abbotsford & Saskatoon) have also been honoured among medium fleets for a second year.

Members among large fleets named this year are Bison Transport (Winnipeg & Langley), Canada Cartage (Mississauga & Richmond, BC), Challenger (Cambridge & Abbotsford/Aldergrove), Rosenau Transport Ltd. (Edmonton), SLH Transport Inc. (Kingston & Port Coquitlam), Westcan Bulk Transport (Edmonton & Kamloops) and, joining Top Fleets for the first time, XTL Transport Inc. (Etobicoke & Surrey). Canada Cartage, Rosenau, and Westcan were also honoured in 2016. Challenger made the list in 2015 and is returning for 2017. Bison and SLH Transport were among the first Top Fleets honoured in 2014 and have consistently retained Top Fleet status.

BCTA member Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd. (Canaan Group, Richmond, BC) was honoured as a Top Fleet in the private fleet category for the second year, and Trailer Wizards (Mississauga & Delta), the first service provider among Top Fleets in 2016, has been honoured again for 2017.

(Locations noted above are either the head office/terminal or the head office outside BC and the local office of our key member contact.)

Other 2017 Top Fleet employers across Canada

Small fleets:

  • Carmen Transportation (ON)
  • Edge Transportation Services (SK)
  • Harv Wilkening Transport (SK)
  • J.G. Drapeau (ON)
  • Keystone Western (MB)
  • Liberty Linehaul (ON)
  • Logikor (ON)
  • MacKinnon Transport (ON)
  • ONE for Freight (ON)
  • Onfreight Logistics (ON)
  • Payne Transportation (MB)
  • Precision Trucklines (BC)
  • Steed Standard Transport (ON)
  • Tiger Courier (SK)
  • Transpro Freight Systems (ON)
  • Triangle Freight Services (SK)

Medium fleets:

  • Brian Kurtz Trucking (ON)
  • JD Smith (ON)
  • Joseph Haulage (ON)
  • Kindersley (SK)
  • Kriska Transportation (ON)
  • Linamar (ON)
  • Tandet (ON)
  • Woodcock Brothers (ON)

Large fleets:

  • Erb Transport (ON)
  • Groupe Guilbault (QC)
  • Midland (NB)
  • Rosedale Group (ON)

Private fleets/fleet services:

  • Home Hardware Stores Limited (ON)
  • Olymel– Transport Transbo (QC)
  • The Brick (AB)
  • National Shunt (ON)
  • STG Fleet Services (SK)

Congratulations to all 2017 honourees in BC and across Canada! BCTA is proud to serve you and the industry.

Top Fleet Employers Program

“We received a record number of applications this year, with a small increase in the number being recognized,” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “These 48 fleets demonstrate a commitment to good people management and effective human resources approaches. We commend them for their leadership in showcasing the trucking industry as a great place to work.”

Top Fleet Employers selection criteria, which has been validated by trucking industry experts, is reviewed annually to ensure an accurate reflection of human resources issues, trends, and today’s working environments. A team of human resources professionals oversee the assessment process.

Trucking HR Canada will proudly honour, celebrate and recognize the 2017 Top Fleet Employers at its annual Gala Awards Dinner on October 12, 2017, in Toronto.

Applications for 2018 will open November 1, 2017.

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. 

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