Payne Transportation Ltd. named a Top Fleet Employer!

Payne Transportation Ltd. named a Top Fleet Employer!

Top Fleet Employers is a national program which recognizes the importance of having sound HR policies and practices in the trucking industry.

It distinguishes fleets that offer the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry, as reflected in the broad range of human resources policies and programs that they have in place.

Fleet employers self-nominate and participate in a rigorous three-part review of their human resources policies and programs. The review includes the completion of a comprehensive online application that is supported by a hard-copy submission, a Trucking HR Canada survey of the company’s employees and follow-up discussions with the company.

The review assesses the scope of an employer’s formal HR policies and programs in four key categories: Basics, Respect, Training and Family.

We take great pride in creating a work environment and culture that fosters success, and we are honored to be noted for our outstanding workplace practices and standards. 

Congratulations to everyone at Payne Transportation for the role you play in our overall success! 

Click here to view the full release from Trucking HR Canada.

 

 

Kel-West Carriers Ltd. becomes part of Payne Transportation Ltd.

We are excited to share the news that Kel-West Carriers Ltd. has become part of the Mullen Group of companies effective February 1st, 2017.  Kel-West Carriers Ltd. will be a division of Payne Transportation Ltd.  

Kel-West Carriers is an international cross border flatbed carrier operating for over 42 years.  They have 23 Owner Operators and approximately 10 full time employees.

 The decision to have Kel-West operate as part of Payne Transportation was due to the symmetries of both carriers operating as primarily an owner operator based organization.

“The addition of Kel-West gives us the opportunity to expand into the BC market with an existing solid brand. “Said Tom Payne, President of Payne Transportation. “After meeting the team at Kel-West, we quickly saw they are a company that shares our values and brings to the table a knowledgeable staff from which we can learn and grow, they will be a great addition to our team” adds Payne.

 

For more information about Kel-West Carriers Ltd click here

Payne Transportation celebrates safety, service and announces Driver of the Year at Annual Awards Gala.

Payne Transportation held its annual awards gala dinner and dance on Friday November 25, 2016 at the Hilton Airport Suites in Winnipeg.

The annual gala is the opportunity to come together as a large group and celebrate the achievements of the drivers who have committed to making safety a priority and to recognize those individuals who are celebrating years of service milestone anniversaries.

At the gala, one driver is selected annually as the Payne Transportation Driver of the Year.  This individual exemplifies what is means to represent Payne’s high performance standards and commitment to excellence.

The 2016 Payne Transportation Driver of the Year is owner operator, John Unrau.  John has been with Payne for over 4 years.  His peers say that John is a great ambassador for Payne Transportation in all aspects of his job, he is a dispatcher’s dream to work with and constantly supersedes what is expected of him.

There were 6 finalists out of many nominations for 2016 Driver of the Year. They were, 1st Runner Up, Brian Kemp and finalists, John Bekus, William Friesen, James Wall, and Mark Little.

L-R, Peter Bonneville, Tom Payne, Thomas McKee, Tanya and John Unrau and Andrea McNicholl

L-R, Peter Bonneville, Tom Payne, Thomas McKee, Tanya and John Unrau and Andrea McNicholl

President Tom Payne says “Congratulations to all the drivers celebrating years of safe driving and those celebrating 5, 10 and 15 years of service.  We know that in this industry achievements like this are not without hard work and a dedication to continuous improvement, hence our mantra …. No Payne No Gain”

Payne Transportation employees open their hearts and wallets for local charity at annual awards gala.

At the end of November each year, Payne Transportation celebrates its annual awards gala dinner and dance.  

For the past three years, the gala celebrations included a prize auction to support a local Winnipeg organization called Siloam Mission. Siloam Mission provides meals, clothing, and hope services to Winnipeg’s impoverished and homeless.

Prizes ranged from gift cards to hockey tickets to a big screen TV and many of the items were donated by Payne’s customers and suppliers.  This year’s event raised $2500, bringing total donations to just over $7500 in the past three years. 

Tom Payne, President states “We believe in the positive results that come from being a good corporate citizen and supporting local charities is something we have always done and will continue to do”.

 The funds raised from this year’s gala will be presented to Siloam Mission later this week.Prize Auction table 2016

Payne Transportation LP Joins the Trucks for Change Network.

Payne Transportation LP is now a member of the Trucks for Change Network, a non-profit group of leading highway carriers from across Canada who actively support their communities with in-kind transportation services and charitable activities.

Tom Payne, President, states “As a leading carrier we have the assets and the means to provide a positive impact when it comes to “giving back”.  Whether we are supporting a local charity, volunteering or sponsoring an event, philanthropy in business has widespread value for our organization and our people well beyond the obvious benefit of supporting the charity.”

As a Trucks for Change Network member, Payne Transportation will be able to contribute by matching available truck capacity with the freight needs of charitable organizations ranging from Food Banks Canada, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Canadian Red Cross, and many others.  For more information about Trucks for Change Network visit http://trucksforchange.org/.

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Renewed Mission For Payne

Payne Transportation opened its doors for business over 16 years ago. During those first few months we developed our Mission, Vision and Values that we lived by as we successfully grew our business.

Our Mission
We will Provide Quality, “over-the-road” transportation services that exceeds our customer’s expectations
Our Vision
We will expand our business through sustained and controlled growth that will continue to provide financial success to our company, employees and owner operators
Our Values
We will conduct ourselves with integrity, respect and excellence in everything we do

16 years ago, these were leading edge statements and very innovative. However; today, they stand for what we were more than who we are and who we wish to be. We long ago reached our vision and it is therefore no longer a vision. Our values have been copied by many and in fact are now a given in today’s world, in order to succeed long term. Therefore, we decided to review our statements at this year’s Leadership Conference and developed new ones that don’t change who we are, but define it better. A new vision to aspire to, and values expanded to include our integrity within. We are pleased today to introduce these new statements to you all. If we remember these statements and apply them to everything we all do, success will always be ours and our future bright.

Our Mission
Our life is the Highway, it is our culture; we are the driving force in providing transportation excellence
– We felt our life really is about the highway. It is part of our culture and it’s what we do. We wanted to integrate our slogan into our mission statement.
Our Vision
To be the leader in providing innovative transportation solutions as we grow our business, while maintaining our culture
– We wanted to set the bar high…we are a leader in innovative transportation but we want to be the leader. And we don’t want to ever sacrifice our culture in getting there.
Our Values
“No Payne, No Gain” is used to hold ourselves accountable to our commitment to high standards and excellence in everything we do
– Our Mantra has always been “No Payne, No Gain” but what did it really mean to all of us. We wanted our values to show clearly what it means. We hold ourselves accountable. We will go above and beyond to ensure success for all stakeholders…Employees, owner operators and our customers and never sacrificing to do so.

Learn them, live them… in everything you do.

15 Years of Service Award

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Left to Right: Tom Payne Jr., Robert Yablonski, Ron Barron, Joe Storozuk, Peter Bonneville, David Bangartt, Don Neumann, Karen Veldkamp, Robin Veldkamp, Pauline Wiebe & Ron Webster

Congratulations to all those receiving their awards for 15 Years of Service.

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).