Trucking HR Canada Honours Triton Transport as a Top Fleet Employer of Distinction for the 5th Consecutive Year

Top Fleet Employers program honours 63 industry workplaces

Posted on April 9, 2019 – 10:43
OTTAWA, ON (April 9, 2019)— Sixty-three of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry have earned honours through the 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program, Trucking HR Canada has announced.

All applicants were rated on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices. Additionally, those who have been recognized in the program for a minimum of 5 years are honoured with the Top Fleet Employer of Distinction status.

The 2019 honours are awarded to the following (listed by number of years in the program):

5+ years – Top Fleet Employers of Distinction:

• Bison Transport (ON)
• Challenger Motor Freight (ON)
• Edge Transportation Services (SK)
• Erb Transport (ON)
• Home Hardware Stores Ltd. (ON)
• J.G. Drapeau (ON)
• Kindersley Transport (SK)
• Kriska Holdings Ltd. (ON)
• Liberty Linehaul (ON)
• Linamar Transportation (ON)
• Logikor (ON)
• Ryder Canada Supply Chain Solutions (ON)
• SLH Transport (ON)
• Transpro Freight Systems (ON)
• Triton Transport (BC)

4 years:

• Arnold Brothers Transport (MB)
• Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd (ON)
• Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd. (BC)
• Canada Cartage (ON)
• J&R Hall Transport Inc. (ON)
• Joseph Haulage Canada (ON)
• Midland Transport (NB)
• Olymel – Transport Transbo (QC)
• Q-Line Trucking (SK)
• Rosedale Transport (ON)
• Steed Standard Transportation (ON)
• Sutco Contracting Limited (BC)
• Tandet (ON)
• Trailer Wizards (ON)
• Westcan Bulk Transport (AB)

3 years:

• Carmen Transportation (ON)
• Groupe Guilbault (QC)
• Harv Wilkening Transport Ltd (SK)
• JD Smith Supply Chain Solutions (ON)
• Munden Ventures (BC)
• National Shunt Service Ltd. (ON)
• One for Freight (ON)
• Onfreight Logistics (ON)
• Payne Transportation (MB)
• STG Fleet Services (SK)
• Woodcock Brothers Transportation Group (ON)
• XTL Transport (QC)

2 years:

• Arrow Transportation Systems (BC)
• Bandstra Transportation Systems (BC)
• Beyond Transportation (ON)
• Caron Transportation Systems (AB)
• Clarke Road Transport (NS)
• Coastal Pacific Xpress (BC)
• Fast Lane Freight Services (MB)
• Fortigo Freight Services (ON)
• Polaris Transport Carriers (ON)
• RST Sunbury Transport (NB)

This year we welcome:

• Alchemist Specialty Carriers (BC)
• Armour Transportation Systems (NB)
• Big Freight Systems (MB)
• Client Transport Inc. (ON)
• GX Transportation Solutions (ON)
• Highlight Motor Group (ON)
• Modern Landfill (ON)
• Spring Creek Carriers Inc. (ON)
• Titanium Transportation Group (ON)
• Trimac Transportation (AB)
• Versacold (BC)

“Our Top Fleet Employers are leaders in promoting a positive image of the trucking and logistics industry,” says Angela Splinter, Chief Executive Officer. “As the competition for skilled workers continues to intensify, their consistently strong HR approaches will help position us an industry of choice.”
The Top Fleet Employer standards have been validated by trucking industry experts, and is reviewed annually to ensure an accurate reflection of human resources issues, trends, and today’s working environments. A newly created “Top Fleet Employers Council” provides strategic input to program policies and the Top Fleet Employers’ Awards assessment criteria.

The Top Fleet Employer Program is open to for hire, private fleets/fleet services of all sizes across Canada. Trucking HR Canada will proudly honour, celebrate and recognize the 2019 Top Fleet Employers at its annual Gala Awards Dinner being held on October 17th, 2019 at the Palais Royale in Toronto. Awards will be presented to the Top Fleet in each category (top small, medium, large and private fleet) along with Achievement of Excellence Awards in the following categories: Workplace Culture, Training & Skills Development, Workplace Diversity, HR Innovator, Employee Engagement and the two new Achievement of Excellence Awards will be presented for Workplace Mental Health and Women in the Workplace. The evening will cap off with the announcement of the prestigious HR Leader of the Year Award, presented by Reimer Associates.


Triton Transport is awarded “2016 Top Small Fleet” by Trucking HR Canada

Trucking HR Canada celebrates 2016’s Top Fleet Employers at gala event

TORONTO, ON (October 12, 2016) – Trucking HR Canada’s 3rd annual Top Fleet Employers program shined the spotlight on thirty-nine of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry at their gala awards dinner this Wednesday.

Held at the Palais Royale in Toronto, several new awards were presented in front of a sold out crowd.  New awards included top private, small, medium, and large fleets.  And, in recognition of the important role human resource professionals play in the day-to-day management of successful fleets, the HR Leader of the Leader. All 2016 Top Fleet Employer honourees are recognized for having workplaces that embrace the best practices in human resources, and were presented with certificates.

Awards were presented to:

  • Top Private Fleet:  Home Hardware Stores Ltd.
  • Top Small Fleet:  Triton Transport
  • Top Medium Fleet:  Linamar Transportation
  • Top Large Fleet:  Westcan Bulk Transport
  • HR Leader of the Year:  Ken Cross, CHRL—SLH Transport Inc.

“Trucking HR Canada is proud to honour and celebrate these fleets that continue to exemplify leadership in human resources.” Says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “And, new this year, we commend our Top award recipients for going above and beyond”.  “The HR Leader of the year award had several nominations, and congratulations to Ken Cross as our inaugural recipient.”

Trucking HR Canada also released its popular “Drive to Excellence” annual report, which offers practical examples and tips that all employers in the industry can learn from. They cover ever-improving health and wellness programs that include a focus on mental health; several initiatives focused on the recruitment and retention of women, youth, and Indigenous peoples; a focus on effective communication and respect; and flexible work arrangements that support the retention of mature drivers.  The report will be included in the November issue of Today’s Trucking and available online November 1st.

Trucking HR Canada’s Top Fleet Employers Program is open to any Canadian fleet, and recognizes fleets that meet Trucking HR Canada’s standards of excellence in human resources for the trucking industry. The Top Fleet Employers Program has grown over the past three years, with a growing number of fleets applying.

If you think your fleet has what it takes to be a Top Fleet Employer, Trucking HR Canada encourages you to apply and join other fleets that shine a positive light on the trucking industry, and help showcase this industry as a great place to work.

Applications for 2017 will open November 1, 2016.

For more information on the Top Fleet Employers program, visit