Trucking HR Canada Honours Triton Transport as a Top Fleet Employer for the 3rd Consecutive Year

Top Fleet Employers program honours 48 industry workplaces

Forty-eight of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry have earned honours through the 4th annual Top Fleet Employers program, Trucking HR Canada has announced.
Fleets of every size were rated on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices.
The 2017 honours are awarded to:
Small Fleets:
·         Carmen Transportation (ON)
·         Edge transportation Services Inc. (SK)
·         Harv Wilkening Transport (SK)
·         J.G. Drapeau (ON)
·         Keystone Western (MB)
·         Liberty Linehaul (ON)
·         Logikor (ON)
·         MacKinnon Transport (ON)
·         Munden Ventures (BC)
·         ONE for Freight (ON)
·         Onfreight Logistics (ON)
·         Payne Transportation (MB)
·         Precision Trucklines (AB)
·         Steed Standard Transport (ON)
·         Tiger Courier (SK)
·         Transpro Freight Systems (ON)
·         Triangle Freight Services (SK)
·         Triton Transport (BC)
Medium Fleets:
·         Arnold Brothers (MB)
·         Brian Kurtz Trucking (ON)
·         JD Smith (ON)
·         Joseph Haulage (ON)
·         Kriska Transportation (ON)
·         Linamar (ON)
·         Q-Line Trucking (SK)
·         Ryder Canada Supply Chain Solutions (ON)
·         Sutco Transportation (BC)
·         Tandet (ON)
·         Woodcock Brothers (ON)
Large Fleets:
·         Bison Transport (MB)
·         Canada Cartage (ON)
·         Challenger Motor Freight (ON)
·         Erb Transport (ON)
·         Groupe Guilbault (QC)
·         Kindersley Transport Ltd. (SK)
·         Midland (NB)
·         Rosedale Group (ON)
·         Rosenau Transport (AB)
·         SLH Transport (ON)
·         Westcan Bulk Transport (AB)
·         XTL Transport (QC)
Private Fleets/Fleet Services:
·         Canaan Group (BC)
·         Home Hardware Stores Limited (ON)
·         Olymel– Transport Transbo (QC)
·         The Brick (AB)
·         National Shunt (ON)
·         STG Fleet Services (SK)
·         Trailer Wizards (ON)
“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.

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