Trucking HR Canada Celebrated 2021 Top Fleet Employers at Palais Royale in Toronto

September 14, 2021

OTTAWA, ON (September 9, 2021) – Tonight, Trucking HR Canada held its annual Top Fleet Employers Awards Gala. The event, which was a blend of virtual and live, brought together industry employers from across Canada to celebrate excellence in Human Resources.

Top Fleet Employers 2021

The program recognized seventy-seven fleets in 2021, and the awards show highlighted their leadership in showcasing this industry as a formidable place to work. Thirteen awards were announced, including: 

Wellington Group of Companies was the recipient of the Top Small Fleet Award. The Top Medium Fleet Award went to RST and Sunbury Transport.  Bison Transport who won the Top Large Fleet Award.  The Top Private Fleet/Fleet Services Award went to Walmart Fleets.

The Achievement of Excellence Awards were broken down into eight categories this year to highlight leaders in specific HR areas. The recipient of the Workplace Culture Award was Sutco Transportation Specialists. XTL Transport Logistics Distribution was the winner of the Award for Workplace Diversity. The recipient of the HR Innovator Award was Logikor. Transport LTD. The Employee Engagement Award went to ONE for Freight and the Award for Training and Skills Development was Challenger Motor Freight.  The Achievement of Excellence for Workplace Mental Health was awarded to Rosenau Transport Ltd., and the Achievement of Excellence for Women in the Workplace was awarded to Ryder. And, this year, the new award Achievement of Excellence for HR Leadership award was given to Kriska Transportation Group.

The night’s most anticipated award – the HR Leader of the Year Award, presented by Reimer Associates – was awarded to Heather Mewhinney of Kriska Transportation Group. Heather is a pillar in managing the HR segment of Kriska Transportation Group’s 12 acquisitions over the last 5 years.

“We are proud to recognize our Top Fleet Employers each year who demonstrate the best in our industry and a strong commitment to HR Excellence." said Angela Splinter, CEO, Trucking HR Canada. “We found a new way, once again this year, to celebrate together.”

Applications for the 2022 Top Fleet Employers Program are now open. The program has grown substantially and continues to raise HR standards in the sector.

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 showcase this industry as a great place to work. Click here to learn more

Click HERE to watch the HR Leader of the Year video

Click HERE to watch the Top Fleet Employers 2021 video

Ensure you take a moment to read Safety on the Prairies on page 30! This insightful piece was authored by one of our esteemed members from Hopfe Training Centre Incorporated.

Read this Issue