Among Canada’s Top Fleets: RST & Sunbury Transport Take Home Coveted Award for Second Year

Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, April 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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’s place among the best fleets across Canada was re-affirmed when it received its second Top Fleet Employer Award, bestowed annually by Trucking HR Canada. RST-Sunbury first received the award in 2018.

“This accomplishment would not be possible without a tireless team of dedicated drivers, owner operators, office staff and leaders,” says Andrew Fisher, General Manager. “Our people keep the wheels turning, allowing us to make great strides as an organization in terms of workplace culture, employee engagement, 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; these interviews touch on recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices. This process is overseen by a newly created Top Fleet Employers Council to ensure an accurate reflection of HR issues, trends and current working environments. 

“Our Top Fleet Employers are leaders in promoting a positive image of the trucking and logistics industry,” comments Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “As the competition for skilled workers continues to intensify, their consistently strong HR approaches will help position us as an industry of choice.”

Trucking HR Canada will recognize all award recipients during its annual Gala Awards Dinner being held on October 17th, 2019 at the Palais Royale in Toronto. Awards will be presented to the Top Fleet Employers in each category (top small, medium, large and private fleet).


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 220 drivers and new team members by the end of 2021. 


Please direct all media requests to:

Mary Keith
Vice President Communications
J.D. Irving, Limited
(506) 650-8209
(506) 632-5122


Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization that is dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.


Please direct all media requests to:

Bridget O’Shaughnessy
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Trucking HR Canada
(613) 244-4800 (ext. 302)

Photos accompanying this announcement are available at

Group Photo RST Driver Sunbury Driver