Date Posted

October 29, 2019

Four AMTA Carriers were among the winners of Trucking HR Canada’s 2019 Top Fleet Employers announced at an Oct. 17 gala.

Bison Transport was named among the top fleets in the 5+ Years category, while Westcan Bulk Transport was named for four years; Caron Transportation for two years and new this year, Trimac Transportation.

AMTA Supplier Member Trailer Wizards earned the Top Private Fleet award.

The event brought together over 380 industry professionals to shine the spotlight on some of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry.

All sixty-three fleets were celebrated for their commitment to sound HR policies that meet Trucking HR Canada’s Standards of Excellence. Awards were given to celebrate the most impressive workplaces across the country, taking into consideration online applications and employee surveys which look at a variety of HR best practices.

The night’s most coveted award – the HR Leader of the Year Award, presented by Reimer Associates – was saved for last and was awarded to Denise McJannet of Caron Transportation Systems.

“We are honoured to recognize employers who work year-round to provide great workplaces for all their employees,” said Angela Splinter, CEO, Trucking HR Canada. “And, with fleets under pressure to attract and recruit workers, being a Top Fleet Employer certainly helps these fleets stand-out from the crowd.”

Applications for the Top Fleet Employers Program opened Oct. 21 and is open to any Canadian fleet. The program has grown significantly over the past six years, in turn raising the bar of the HR standards in the industry overall.