Elite Northbridge - Elite BadgeMISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Manitoulin Transport has been awarded Elite status again this year for its commitment to fleet safety in a 2021 national independent audit by Northbridge Insurance. The Elite status ranking, Northbridge’s highest safety category, demonstrates Manitoulin’s on-going efforts to ensure the safety of its staff, customers’ shipments, and the communities in which it operates.

“Manitoulin is a leader in the transportation industry,” said Jeff King, President at Manitoulin Transport. “We hold ourselves to a very high standard and believe in setting an example in the industry by implementing best practices, and operating professionally and responsibly at every level of the organization.”

The Northbridge audit focuses on five key safety-related metrics: driver management, equipment management, safety management, cargo management, and compliance performance. Manitoulin achieved an overall score of 4.6 out of a possible 5 points. Only five percent of Canadian carriers evaluated in 2021 achieved Elite status.

Northbridge Insurance has more than 60 years’ experience working with the transportation sector. Its Transportation & Logistics Best Practices Council, which creates the industry benchmarks used in its audits, includes risk managers from leading Canadian transportation firms. Its risk management services aim to protect clients from losses and enhance clients’ own risk management efforts.