Trucking HR Canada Crowns 2016 Top Fleet Employers


Trucking HR Canada’s third annual Top Fleet Employers program shined the spotlight on 39 of the best workplaces in the country 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. “We commend our Top award recipients for going above and beyond.”

Splinter congratulated Ken Cross as the inaugural HR Leader of the year award, which had several nominations.

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 1.

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.

Trucking HR Canada encourages carriers 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

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