Kriska Transportation Company (KTG) was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2021 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 million demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. Now in its 28th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.
KTG has continued to grow this past year despite the challenges of the global pandemic. Our operating companies continue to provide award-winning service and remain some of the safest carriers in Canada. Our dedication to constant improvement and investment in people, technology, and the acquisition of proven companies continues to be a winning strategy.
“The past year has posed numerous challenges for Canadian businesses and has touched everyone in some form or another—including this year’s Best Managed winners,” Kari Lockhart, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “They should be extremely proud of this designation and use it as a catalyst to continue the work they do each day. Their unwavering commitment to their people and their adaptability amid a year of turmoil has led them to this achievement, and it mustn’t go unnoticed.”
Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2021 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include (but are not limited to) enabling a remote workforce, making employee health a top priority, acting with an increased sense of purpose and social responsibility and a significantly heightened focus on cash flow.
“It’s with great pleasure that we accept this award for the 21st year.” said KTG, CFO, Pierre Carrier “This award reminds us every day that we need to keep innovating and growing our business, for our employees and our community. We wish to thank all our employees for the effort that they make to keep us one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.”
2021 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at a virtual gala. The Best Managed virtual symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders. The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca
About Kriska Transportation Group
Kriska Transportation Group (KTG) is a growth-oriented transportation and logistics company based in Prescott, ON. KTG’s collection of independently operated companies focus on cross-border truckload freight. KTG invests in Canadian companies with best-in-class safety, driver retention, and financial results. KTG brands include Kriska Holdings Limited, Mill Creek Motor Freight LP, JMF Transport (1992) Ltée., TransPro Freight Systems, Service Freight Systems, Icon Transportation Logistics Ltd, Champion Express Ltd, Trailwood Transport Ltd., Nexus Freight Ltd., Round The Lakes Motor Express and Ready To Load Logistics Inc.