Payne Transportation Ltd. named a Top Fleet Employer

Payne Transportation Ltd. has been named 2 years in a row as a Top Fleet Employer.

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Press Release.

Generating a Leadership Path for Women in Trucking

Payne Transportation is pleased to announce that our VP of Finance, Pauline Wiebe Peters, who has been a board member of the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) for the past 6 years has recently been elected as the only female currently serving on the MTA’s Executive Committee.  

The Board of Directors sets policy for the MTA and the Executive Committee is a sub-committee of the Board that oversees the staffing and financial operations of the MTA.

As members of the MTA, we are incredibly proud of Pauline for her dedication to the industry and the steps she is taking  to promote women in leadership roles in the trucking industry.  Those who are elected to  the MTA Executive Committee often become a President of the MTA and serve a two year term.

Congratulations Pauline!

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.

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.

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).

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).