Celebrating 2023 Milestones

Congratulations to all our employees and owner operators who have reached Years of Service milestones with our company in 2023.  Also being recognized, our drivers and owner operators for the year(s) of Accident-Free Driving and non-preventable cargo claim milestones.  We want to give a special congratulations to Robert Yablonski, who has reached 20 Years of Accident-Free driving with Payne.  We will be presenting the Years of Service awards at our Gala on November 24th.  The Years of Accident-Free Driving awards will be presented to our drivers throughout the month of December at head office and our Winkler branch.

Payne Transportation Ltd wins the Grand Prize Safety Award Again

We are pleased to announce that Payne Transportation Ltd has been awarded The Mullen Group Grand Prize Safety Award for 2022.

Annually, each of The Mullen Group business units are requested to provide details on how they are improving their Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems (HSEMS) and overall safety performance.

The Grand Prize Safety Award process includes the submission of a formal application that is followed up with a comprehensive audit which includes our HSEMS but also, leadership commitment, personnel selection, certification and training, risk management, regulatory compliance, environmental code of practice and continuous improvement.

2022 was a banner year for Payne Transportation. Our commitment towards nurturing a world class safety culture has been embedded in every employee and has produced continuous improvement. This recognition was truly a group effort with participation and buy-in from our entire team. A special thank you to Andrea McNicholl, Director of Safety & Compliance for taking the lead in the audit process!

Tom Payne
President, Payne Transportation Ltd

Celebrating 2022 Milestones

Congratulations to all our employees and owner operators who have achieved Years of Service and Safe Driving milestones.


2022 Top Fleet Employer of Distinction

We are pleased to announce that Payne Transportation has once again been named a Trucking HR Canada Top Fleet Employer (TFE).

The TFE is a national program that recognizes the importance of having sound HR policies and practices in the trucking and logistics industry.

We recognize that being a Top Fleet Employer is truly a group effort from our leadership to our dedicated team of drivers, mechanics, operations and admin staff and we are incredibly proud to have achieved this honour for 6 consecutive years!

Celebrating 2021 Milestones

Payne Transportation Ltd. is excited to recognize all those who have achieved milestones in Years of Service and Years of Safe Driving.  Over 129 milestones are listed below for the 2021 year.

We are very excited to recognize Rae Kern as the first driver to achieve 20 Years of Safe Driving with Payne Transportation Ltd.  Congratulations Rae!  In December, everyone listed below will be receiving their awards.


2020 Driver of the Year

WINNIPEG, Man. – Payne Transportation Ltd. is proud to announce the winners of the “2020 Driver of the Year” award in their respective categories. 

Deck Division:  Isaak Neufeld
Dry Van Division:  Bryn Lewis
Specialized Division:  David Wiebe

Also, being honored as Driver of the Year Runner Up awards are:

Deck Division:  Daniel Bondar & Yashandeep Mangat
Dry Van Division:  Nigel Burgess & Byung Taek Park
Specialized Division:  Christer Gustafsson

Trucking HR Canada honors Payne Transportation Ltd. as a Top Fleet Employer for 2020

For the fourth year in a row, Payne Transportation Ltd. has earned honours through the 7th annual Top Fleet Employers program.

All applicants were rated on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices. Additionally, those who have been recognized in the program for a minimum of 5 years are honoured with the Top Fleet Employer of Distinction status.

COVID-19 – Payne Transportation Updates and Resource

Click on the documents below to download.

Government of Canada – Federal Safety Guidance to protect drivers

April 1 – Mullen Group Update #3

Coronavirus Factsheet

Department of Homeland Security

Pandemic Preparedness Section of our Health and Safety Manual

Fit for Duty Assessment

2019 Driver of the Year

WINNIPEG, Man. – Payne Transportation held its annual awards gala Nov. 29, recognizing drivers who exemplify the best when it comes to safety, service, and community.  Three drivers were honored with Driver of the Year awards in their respective categories.

In the open deck division, Abraham Bissessar took home the top spot, with Brian Kemp and team drivers Cornelia Hartmann and Andreas Weisse named runners up.

For the van division, Nigel Burgess was Driver of the Year, while Byung Taek Park and team drivers Keum Ko and Hakim Kim were runners up.

The specialized category saw William Schroeder take the top prize and David Wiebe and Christer Gustafsson named runners up.

The selection process involves drivers being nominated by Payne’s operations team, then being vetted by the safety department, and finally voted on by the executive advisory committee. With 17 submissions this year, the nominating committee introduced a new format for selecting Driver of the Year by honoring a winner in three categories and naming two runner ups.  During its gala, Payne Transportation also chooses a charity the company will support with its silent auction fundraiser. This year, proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

More than 160 drivers, mechanics, and office staff from Payne attended this year’s awards gala.

Trucking HR Canada honors Payne Transportation Ltd. as a Top Fleet Employer for 2019

“Our Top Fleet Employers are leaders in promoting a positive image of the trucking and logistics industry,” says Angela Splinter, Chief Executive Officer. “As the competition for skilled workers continues to intensify, their consistently strong HR approaches will help position us an industry of choice.”
The Top Fleet Employer standards have been validated by trucking industry experts, and is reviewed annually to ensure an accurate reflection of human resources issues, trends, and today’s working environments. A newly created “Top Fleet Employers Council” provides strategic input to program policies and the Top Fleet Employers’ Awards assessment criteria.

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