The list keeps growing! Trucking HR Canada announced on June 21, 2016, that 39 of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry have earned honours through the 3rd annual Top Fleet Employers program – that’s up from 22 in 2015 and includes 13 companies with BCTA membership this year.
Fleets of every size were rated on topics including employee recognition, compensation, lifestyle, employee engagement, wellness, professional development, recruitment and retention.
BCTA members among the 2016 Top Fleet Employers are:
Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd.
J&R Hall Transport
Q-Line Trucking Ltd.
Rosenau Transport Ltd.
Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
SLH Transport Inc.
Sutco Transportation Specialists
Trailer Wizards Ltd.
Triton Transport Ltd.
Westcan Bulk Transport Ltd.
Bison Transport, Challenger Motor Freight, J&R Hall Transport, SLH Transport and Triton Transport were also honoured in 2015.
Other Top Fleet Employers across Canada include:
Atlantica (New Brunswick)
Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd. (Manitoba)
Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd. (Ontario)
Cavalier Transportation Services Inc. (Ontario)
Drive Logistics (Ontario)
Edge Transportation Services Ltd. (Saskatchewan)
Erb Transport (National)
HI-WAY 9 Group of Companies (Alberta)
Home Hardware Stores Limited (National)
JG Drapeau Ltd. (Ontario)
Joseph Haulage Canada Corp. (Ontario)
Kindersley Transport Ltd. (Saskatchewan)
Kriska Transportation (Ontario)
Liberty Linehaul Inc. (Ontario)
Linamar Transportation Inc. (Ontario)
Logikor Inc. (Ontario)
MacKinnon Transport (Ontario)
Meyers Transport Ltd. (Ontario)
Midland Transport (New Brunswick)
Rosedale Transport Ltd. (National)
Steed Standard Transport Ltd. (Ontario)
The Brick (Canada)
Transpro Freight Systems (Ontario)
Transport Transbro Inc. (Québec)
“These 39 fleets demonstrate a commitment to effective human resources approaches, and all have best practices to share” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “They are leading by example, and we commend them for their leadership in demonstrating that the trucking industry offers great places to work.”
Trucking HR Canada’s popular Drive to Excellence annual report will again offer practical examples and tips that all employers in the industry can learn from. 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 oversees the assessment process.
For this year’s awards, Trucking HR Canada worked with Trailer Wizards, an associate member of BCTA, using the private fleet criteria established for the program. For all but two questions the criteria was applicable, and Trailer Wizards’ scoring in all other areas put them well over the threshold to be recognized in the program. For next year’s program, Trucking HR Canada will look more carefully at this emerging category for fleets that don’t exactly fit as “for-hire” or “private.” Trucking HR Canada will provide an update for all those interested in applying.
Applications for 2017 will open November 1, 2016.
BCTA will let members know when this year’s Drive to Excellence report is available. In the meantime, see the following Bulletin articles about best practices from last year’s winners:
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BCTA members are encouraged to attend our Board of Directors meeting on October 26, 2017, from 3 to 5 pm, with a reception to follow, at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, Abbotsford. Featured speaker for the event is Canadian Trucking Alliance President Stephen Laskowski.
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