Payne Transportation Ltd. wins the Best New Entry Award for North American Occupational Safety & Health Week

Payne Transportation Ltd. was presented with the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Award for Best New Entry for their activities during NAOSH week May 7-13, 2017.

Judy Murphy, President and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba (the award sponsor), presented the trophy to Peter Bonneville, Director of Safety for Payne Transportation Ltd. at the SAFETYS gala on Wednesday, September 27 at the Victoria Inn Hotel in Winnipeg.

“Payne Transportation Ltd. had activities planned for each day during NAOSH Week. Events included participating in Steps for Life, sponsoring the official NAOSH Week Winnipeg launch, providing on-site fire extinguisher training, and holding a fire drill. Payne also partnered with the staff at the Manitoba Trucking Association and organized a blood donation drive to support those who needed blood as a result of a workplace injury” stated Murphy during her presentation.

“To finish their action-packed week, they had their staff write down why they make safety a habit on a card, and produced a video montage of all the responses. They accomplished all this in their first year of participation in NAOSH Week!” she added.

L to R: Judy Murhpy, Peter Bonneville & Minister Blaine Pederson

“We are honored to have been selected for the Best New Entry Award” says Tom Payne, President of Payne Transportation Ltd.  “Workplace safety is all encompassing as we believe it is everyone’s responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy workplace.  For us NAOSH week was a perfect opportunity to renew that message by getting all employees engaged in workplace safety & health activities.”

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 Ltd. for the role you play in our overall success! 

L/R: Tom Payne Jr. & Thomas McKee


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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