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RST & Sunbury Transport Rate Nationally With Award


SAINT JOHN, NB - - With over 110 years combined experience, RST & Sunbury Transport (RST-Sunbury) draw on exceptional teams - in the office and on the road - to provide diverse and innovative trucking and logistics services. Last week, RST-Sunbury joined an elite group of fleets across Canada as a recipient of the Top Fleet Award, bestowed annually by Trucking HR Canada. Top Fleet Employer honourees, industry colleagues and other guests gathered in Toronto, ON for a Gala Event on October 11th. The Top Fleet program is in its 5th year, and this is the first major recognition the Saint John-based companies have received.  

“This award reflects the entire team and our workplace culture at RST and Sunbury Transport,” says Andrew Fisher, General Manager. “Our drivers, owner operators and staff are the lifeblood of the company. We appreciate their drive and dedication to safety and customer service.”  
The Top Fleet designation is highly regarded in the industry, and selection criteria is rigorous. Each business is evaluated through interviews with company drivers, owner operators and staff, which touch on recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices. This process is overseen by a team of HR professionals, validated by industry experts and updated annually to ensure an accurate reflection of HR issues, trends and current working environments. 

  RST Sunbury Trucking HR Award
 The RST-Sunbury Team was pleased to accept the Top Fleet Award from Trucking HR. Pictured: Wayne Power; Jason Simms, Vanessa Keating; Ayisha-Marie Corey; Stacey Miller; John Marino; Chris Haines; Andrew Fisher; Eric Robinson; Steve Peden.


“RST and Sunbury have demonstrated a commitment to strong human resources approaches,” comments Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “We commend them for their leadership in showcasing the trucking and logistics industry as a great place to work.” 

“It was an honour for our trucking team to win this award,” says Wayne Power, Group Vice President of Transportation at J.D. Irving, Limited, the parent company for RST and Sunbury Transport. “What makes it very special is that a Top Fleet Award is given based on employee feedback. This a huge testament to RST and Sunbury’s culture and drive. Congratulations to all involved.” 


Sunbury Transport is a premier transportation company, specializing in US and Canadian cross-border shipments and offering logistics services. Its fleet can move goods with ease via truckload van, flatbed, bulk wood fibre, or container service.  

RST is a recognized leader in safe, efficient tank transportation throughout Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec and the eastern United States. In addition to conveying cargo in line with top tier industry standards, RST also provides emergency response and training services throughout Atlantic Canada.  
Both companies are headquartered in Saint John, and growing, with plans to hire an additional 75 drivers and several new team members by the end of 2020.  


Please direct all media and/or attendance requests to:  

Mary Keith

Vice President Communications

J.D. Irving, Limited

(506) 650-8209

(506) 632-5122