Woodcock Brothers is a Top Fleet

Woodcock Brothers is a Top Fleet

Sebringville Trucking firm receives national recognition for human resources practices

 

SEBRINGVILLE, ON – Woodcock Brothers Trucking has been nationally recognized for its excellence in human resources.

At a recent gala ceremony in Toronto, the family owned and operated firm was recognized as a Top Fleet Employer by Trucking HR Canada, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes safe, secure and professional trucking in the nation by focusing on human resources and industry best practices.

“I’m very proud to be the owner of this company,” says Brad Woodcock, noting that the company was recognized on its first-ever application to the program. “I’m also very proud of our staff, who work hard on a daily basis so everyone can enjoy their job.”

Woodcock notes that the recognition “speaks a lot for our management team; they supply our staff with what they need to do their job.”

Woodcock’s management team also undertook the intensive application process, which has three components: an 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 application assesses an employer’s formal human resources policies and programs in the categories of Basics, Respect, Training and Family.

“We want to keep our drivers happy and do everything we can do accommodate them,” says Woodcock of the importance of achieving work-life balance in the trucking industry. For Woodcock, this includes his dispatchers ensuring drivers work their preferred routes, and drivers knowing that they are continually connected to dispatch for support whenever required.

The Top Fleet recognition benefits Woodcock Brothers in another way. “It serves as an attraction tool for drivers,” notes Kimberly Richardson, Woodcock Brothers’ manager of human resources. The Top Fleet logo will be added to Woodcock Brothers’ trucks and uniforms.

Brad Woodcock adds that “the Top Fleet recognition reinforces what a great company Woodcock Brothers is.” The company chose to bring some of its drivers to the recognition gala in addition to senior staff. “We treat everyone like family and everyone is a member of the family.”

Woodcock Brothers was one of 48 recognized firms recognized by the Top Fleet Employer program, now in its fourth year. The Top Fleet program is not a competition, but a recognition by Trucking HR Canada of a company meeting human resources standards of excellence. For more information on Trucking HR Canada, please visit https://truckinghr.com.

For more information on Woodcock Brothers, please contact Kimberly Richardson, 519-393-6194 ext. 242 or kimr@woodcockbrothers.com.

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