Darlene & Jacob Hiebert receive the 2017 Driver of the Year Award

Payne Transportation Ltd. celebrates safety, service and a passion to give back at annual awards gala.

Payne Transportation employees came together on Friday November 24 to celebrate the achievements of another year in business at their annual awards dinner and dance at the Hilton Hotel in Winnipeg.

The event was attended by over 160 of Payne’s drivers, mechanics, and office staff to celebrate those who have committed to making safety and service a priority and to recognize individuals who are celebrating milestone employment anniversaries.

The highlight of the gala, was the announcement of the Payne Transportation driver of the year. The selection process for the driver of the year involves being nominated by the operations team, vetted by the safety department to ensure they qualify, and then voted on by the Executive Advisory Committee.

The finalists were announced and recognized at the awards gala, They are:, Patrik Anias, Dilpreet Bilkhu, Jean Paul Friesen, Jake & Darlene Hiebert (team drivers), Iain Iverson, Dan & Linda La Fond (team drivers) Efim Lanstein, Isaac Letkeman and Alex Melnik.

Out of this group of nominees Jake and Darlene Hiebert were chosen as the 2017 Payne Transportation driver(s) of the year.

The annual celebration also included a silent auction to raise funds for Siloam Mission, a local organization that alleviates hardships and provides opportunities for change for those affected by homelessness. For the past 3 years Payne has been able to raise $7,500 toward the organization through this auction and this year was able to raise another $5,000 to add to that total.

“Our annual gala is a celebration of our drivers and staff to recognize them for their innovation, service and leadership, but we also work toward celebrating change for the better to help improve the quality of life in the communities in which we operate” says Payne Transportation President Tom Payne.

Items for the silent auction are donated by Payne Transportation’s customers, vendors and suppliers.

2015 Driver of the Year

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Left to right: Tom Payne Jr., Linda & Menno Falk, Eva & George Giesbrecht, Josie & Robert Feenstra, Michael & Sandie Condie, Bryn & Maria Lewis & Thomas McKee

Payne honors Menno Falk with the 2015 Driver of the Year Award.

2014 Driver of the Year

Daniel PretaliPayne celebrated its 2nd Annual Awards Gala and had over 200 attendees present at the Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport, Daniel Pretali was awarded Driver of the Year for 2014.  Daniel received a gorgeous crystal tractor/trailer personalized to him.  Greg Ashcroft of Connexion Truck Centre surprised Daniel with a beautiful framed picture of his tractor (pictured above).

Last year Daniel received the 1st runner up to Driver of the Year and continues to be someone who stands out amongst his peers.

July 2014 – Driver of the Month

Congratulations to Terry Hiebert (3153) for July 2014’s Driver of the Month.  Terry drives for our specialized commodities division (SCD), dispatched out of Winkler.  In recognition of this award, Terry is now sporting a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket.  He also receives a gift certificate for Tim Hortons.

Congratulations to all our nominees for outstanding service in the Month of July, they are:

Alexander Melnik (537), Isaac Letkeman (3216), Eric Lussier (3256), Michel Huard & Chantal Cote (4472), Christer Gustafsson (3261), Andreas Wiesse & Cornelia Hartmann (201), Steve & Lawrence Kroeker (3257), Josh & Jessica Singer (4475) & Steffen Saupe & Wiltrud Grotjahn (209).

All nominees will receive a gift certificate for Tim Hortons… please contact Thomas at the Winnipeg branch for details.  For those on the list that dispatch out of the Fort or Winkler, please see either Tim or Helmiene for a gift certificate in your area.

***Driver nominations come by way of; letters of recommendation from customers, dispatch etc.  Once a nominee has been picked they are graded on safety, log books, paperwork quality (i.e.  how diligent they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc.. via Transflo).

June 2014 – Driver of the Month

Robert Allen Congratulations to Robbie Allen (540) for June 2014’s Driver of the Month.  Robbie drives for our dry van division, dispatched out of Winnipeg.  In recognition of this award, Robbie is now sporting a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket.  He also receives a gift certificate for Tim Hortons.

Congratulations to all our nominees for outstanding service in the Month of June, they are:

Alwin Braun (202), Dean Kennett (556) & Dave Bangartt (87)

All nominees will receive a gift certificate for Tim Hortons… please contact Thomas at the Winnipeg branch for details.  For those on the list that dispatch out of the Fort or Winkler, please see either Tim or Helmiene for a gift certificate in your area.

***Driver nominations come by way of; letters of recommendation from customers, dispatch etc.  Once a nominee has been picked they are graded on safety, log books, paperwork quality (i.e.  how diligent they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc.. via Transflo).

May 2014 – Driver of the Month

Menno Falk with his grandson MasonCongratulations to Menno Falk (520), for May 2014′s Driver of the Month.  Menno is no stranger to this award, less than a year ago he won Driver of the Month for September.  Menno has been named a nominee SIX (6) times in the past 3 years!  Outstanding!

Menno drives for our dry van division, dispatched out of Winnipeg.  In recognition of this award, Menno receives a $100.00 gift certificate for a restaurant of his choice as he already is sporting a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket.  His grandson Mason was onsite to help celebrate his award.

Congratulations to all our nominees for outstanding service in the Month of May 2014, they are:

Ray Friesen (570), Bill Peters (3197), Dwayne Blom (3908), & Shane Clark (3179)

All nominees will receive a gift certificate for a Timmy’s card… please contact Thomas at the Winnipeg branch for details.  For those on the list that dispatch out of the Fort or Winkler, please see either Tim or Helmiene for a gift certificate in your area.

***Driver nominations come by way of; letters of recommendation from customers, dispatch etc.  Once a nominee has been picked they are graded on safety, log books, paperwork quality (i.e.  how diligent they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc.. via Transflo).

April 2014 – Driver of the Month

John & Thomas

We have a tie!  Congratulations go out to both John Hildebrand (3101) & Thomas Getty (514) for April 2014′s Driver of the Month Award.

John and Thomas both receive “Driver of the Month Melton Leather Jackets” and a gift card for Tim Hortons!

Congratulations to all our nominees for outstanding service in the Month of April, they are:

Terry Hiebert (3153), Gary Hildebrand (3905), Ike Giesbrecht (3169), Abe Wolfe (3253), Jim Bowler (3105), Sam Hofer (3252), Ivan Leech (524) & Robert Malo (3909)

All nominees will receive a gift certificate for Tim Hortons… please contact Thomas at the Winnipeg branch for details. For those on the list that dispatch out of Winkler or The Fort, please see either Tim or Helmiene for a gift card in your area.
***Driver nominations come by way of; letters of recommendation from customers, dispatch etc. Once a nominee has been picked they are graded on safety, log books, paperwork quality (i.e. how quick they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc.. via Transflo)

March 2014 – Driver of the Month

Congratulations to Michael Horsfield (526) for March 2014’s Driver of the Month.  Michael drives for our dry van division, dispatched out of Winnipeg.  In recognition of this award, Michael is now sporting a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket.  He also receives a gift certificate for Tim Hortons.

Congratulations to all our nominees for outstanding service in the Month of March, they are:

Michael Condie (189), Christoph Kruger (312), Richard Wonnacott (170), Brent Sorokowski (116) & Neil Dean (545).

All nominees will receive a gift certificate for Tim Hortons… please contact Thomas at the Winnipeg branch for details.  For those on the list that dispatch out of the Fort or Winkler, please see either Tim or Helmiene for a gift certificate in your area.

***Driver nominations come by way of; letters of recommendation from customers, dispatch etc.  Once a nominee has been picked they are graded on safety, log books, paperwork quality (i.e.  how quick they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc.. via Transflo).

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Michael’s 2013 Volvo

February 2014 – Driver of the Month

Raymond Friesen - 570Congratulations to Ray Friesen (570) for February 2014′s Driver of the Month.  Ray has been driving for Payne for almost 10 years, and is part of our dry van division, dispatched out of Winnipeg.  In recognition of this award, Ray is sporting a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket as well as a gift certificate for Tim Hortons.

***Driver nominations come by way of; letters of recommendation from customers, dispatch etc.  Once a nominee has been picked they are graded on safety, log books, paperwork quality (i.e.  how quick they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc.. via Transflo).

January 2014 – Driver of the Month

Werner Victoria

Congratulations to Werner Victoria (532) for January 2014’s Driver of the Month.  Werner joined our team in the spring of 2012.  Since his start date, Werner has helped us live up to the core of our Mission Statement…

“…provide quality transportation services that exceed our customers’ expectations”

In recognition of his award, Werner receives a “Driver of the Month” jacket and a gift card for Tim Hortons.  

Werner is the proud owner of this gorgeous 2007 Peterbilt (pictured below).

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