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Government of Canada – Federal Safety Guidance to protect drivers

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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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Special thanks to all our Sponsors for Children’s Wish

L to R: Thomas McKee, Susan Wiebe, Aimee Rich, Dale Bjorklund, Haylie Payne, Christina Matias, Mark Dobbs, Nicole Pacheco, Shaylee Dueck, Tom Payne, Sheldon Novak & Peter Bonneville

Payne Transportation Ltd. would like to thank the many sponsors (logos below) who helped make their 6th Annual Gala & Awards night one to remember!   Employees and owner operators joined together to celebrate the many achievements in Safety and Years of Service.  The Children’s Wish Foundation was the charity that Payne choose to support and raise funds for this year.  With the proceeds from the raffles, Payne presented Aimee Rich of the Children’s Wish with $4,000.00 donation!  Special thanks to the Gala team (pictured above – Andrea McNicholl was not available for picture) who worked tirelessly to make this night such a success.   Check out the photo gallery from the celebration 

Payne Transportation Ltd Celebrates Service, Safety, and Honors Driver Of The Year at Annual Awards Gala

L to R: Thomas McKee, Patrik Anias & Tom Payne Jr.

Staff and drivers at Payne Transportation came together on Friday November 23 to celebrate the accomplishments of another successful year in business and to recognize employees celebrating milestone anniversaries and drivers achievements in safe driving!

The event was held at the Hilton Airport hotel in Winnipeg and was attended by over 140 of Payne’s drivers, mechanics, and office staff.

Annually, the highlight of the gala, is 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 were, Gordon Reimer, Christer Gustafsson , Patrik Anias, Byung Taek Park and Peter Wiebe.

Out of this group of finalists Patrik Anias was selected as the  2018 Payne Transportation Driver Of The Year.

Patrik has been an owner operator with Payne since August 2015 and was chosen because of his dedication to hard work, his support of his fellow drivers and the fact that he will do whatever is asked of him.  He has even rescued other drivers when they need help! Once when another driver had major tractor issues on the east coast, and when asked if he’d run team after he delivered and finish delivering the driver who broke down…his response was “no problem”.   Patrik is always willing to help out his fellow drivers, he also bailed out another driver one time and delivered a 12 drop California load all in one week and all while ensuring he maintained compliance with his e-logs.

Tom Payne, President of Payne Transportation states “In the next couple of years, our company will be approaching our 20th Anniversary, and I can’t express how proud I am of everyone at Payne for their commitment to our company’s success!”  Congratulations to everyone on their achievements this year, we look forward to another successful year in 2019.”

Tom Aldridge receives the Associate of the Year Award

Payne Transportation Ltd. honored Tom Aldridge of IG Wealth Management with the Associate Of the Year award.  Pauline Wiebe-Peters, V.P. of Finance & Administration for Payne and a MTA Board Member presented Tom with this award at the 2018 MTA Fall Awards Gala.  To learn more about the award, please click here.


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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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.

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.”