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Top Fleet Employer Program

Posted by On 30-10-2023
Top Fleet Employer Program

The Top Fleet Employer Program

The Top Fleet Employer program is a national program that recognizes the importance of HR policies and practices in the trucking and logistics industry. Each year trucking and logistics companies undergo a rigorous application process where only the best are recognized as ‘Top Fleet Employers’.

Top Fleet Employers follow ‘Best Practice’ strategies that enhance the employee experience and are better able to retain and attract staff. The accreditation is not a competition – it’s a recognition for those who meet HR standards of excellence.




Launched in 2014 and open to fleets of every type and size, the Top Fleet Employer Program continues to grow each year. The program is open to fleets of all sizes, and in every region of the country. Small, medium, or large. For-hire, Private Fleets and Fleet Services. 

Fleet employers apply and participate in a rigorous three-part review of their human resources policies and programs. The review assesses the scope of an employer’s formal HR policies and programs in nine key categories: recruitment & retention, employee engagement,  workplace culture, compensation & total rewards, workplace wellness & mental health, workplace diversity & inclusion, training & skills development, corporate citizenship & environment, and HR innovation.

In addition to a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), a panel of trucking and logistics industry experts have validated the Top Fleet Employer Program’s rating criteria. The rating criteria reflects Canadian human resources issues, trends and working environments, and Trucking HR Canada’s standards of excellence.

Wills Transfer applies to Top Fleet Employer 2023 Program

2023, was Wills Transfer’s inaugural application toward obtaining Top Fleet Employer status and might I say, ‘we are in pretty good company’. In fact, there are a lot of Top Fleet Employers who are partner carriers with Wills Transfer. 

Top Fleet Employer 2023 Winners

10th Annual Top Fleet Employer Program

Ninety-three of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry have earned honours through the 10th annual Top Fleet Employer program. All applicants were rated on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices.

All of these are then paired with the primary focus of employee satisfaction and retention.

At Wills Transfer our satisfaction and retention initiatives include:

  • Our company values – People Matter – Do the Right Thing 
  • Celebrate / Acknowledge Cultural Holidays
  • Company funded Social Events
  • Holiday Luncheons
  • Company BBQ’s
  • Driver Appreciation Day 
  • Coaching and Mentoring Programs
  • Tuition Subsidies
  • Job Shadowing
  • Peer Assisting
  • Targeted Successors
  • Wellness Committee
  • Comprehensive Health and Safety Committee
  • Flexible Work Arrangements – on a case by case basis
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Free Parking
  • Employee Lounge Area
  • Provide the necessary components to work from home
  • We do pulse surveys to gather employee feed back on specific workplace issues
  • Monthly CSR Huddles that focus on building social relationships and development
  • Weekly, Tool Box Talks

We are very proud to have met the HR standards of excellence and to have received this recognition which pairs with our company values.





Want to know more about Wills Transfer as a 3PL industry leader? Check out our Best Managed Company Certification for 2023