OTTAWA, Ont.–Twenty-two of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry have earned honours through the 2nd Annual Top Fleet Employers program, Trucking HR Canada has announced.
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, known 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’s 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, Chief Executive Officer of Trucking HR Canada.
The program recognized 10 fleets in 2014. “We hope to see an even longer list in the 3rd annual program. 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.”