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MISSISSAUGA, ON – Jan 17th, 2024 – Polaris Transportation Group, a leading North American provider of cross border transportation and logistics announced today that Lesley Veldstra Killingsworth has been appointed as Vice President of Pricing and Market Strategy. Previously serving as Director of Traffic and Pricing since 2016, Killingsworth has made a significant impact on Polaris’ growth, leveraging her expert insights and industry experience to spearhead their competitive pricing and market strategies. Based out of
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MISSISSAUGA, ON – Jan 12, 2024 – Polaris Transportation Group, a leading North American provider of cross border transportation and logistics, announced today that Richard Kunow has been named the company’s President. Formerly Polaris’ Chief Operating Officer (COO) since joining in 2020, Kunow has been leading the company’s day-to-day operations and strategic growth plan. As President, he will be overseeing Polaris Transportation Group and Polaris Commercial Warehousing companies. Dave Cox will hold the position of
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We’re thrilled to listen in as our Director of Marketing, Brenda Brajkovich joins podcast host, Stan Campbell at Truck News Talk (TNT) to encourage more women to explore careers in trucking. In this insightful conversation, Brenda spoke about her career journey and emphasized that women should consider joining the transportation industry where they can find fulfilling, rewarding careers. Brenda shares her positive experience of working for Polaris Transportation Group and how this industry is an
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In September 2022, Polaris President & CEO, Dave Cox, our CHRO, Laura Muir and COO, Richard Kunow launched the Larry Cox Academy (LCA), an intensive 15-month training program aimed to accelerate our team’s professional development. Its framework is inspired by the legacy of Polaris Founder, Larry Cox (2017). “We have the resources, mentors and of course, the talent for this program to make a huge impact not only on the future of our company –
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We are proud to announce that Lesley Veldstra Killingsworth, our Director of Traffic & Pricing has been elected as the first female chairwoman of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA)! This marks a historical moment for women in transportation. With an impressive 16-year tenure (12-year NMFTA member and 4-year board member), Lesley is considered “just the leader NMFTA’s board needs,” bringing a deep understanding of the freight industry and an ambition to promote future
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On Thursday, October 12th, we attended the 10th annual Trucking HR Canada Top Fleet Employers Gala at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. It was a wonderful night for transportation companies to come together, network and receive awards for a variety of HR categories.    While collecting our 6th Top Fleet Employer Award and Top Fleet Employer of Distinction Award, we were thrilled to also be announced as the recipients of the 2023 Award of Excellence for
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Best in Improving Overall Efficiencies For our technological innovations used to enhance our operations, Polaris has been named an Automation All-Star in this year’s Trimble Ovation Awards! Since launching our technology company, NorthStar Digital Solutions, we have made immense strides in elevating how we do business and how we can best serve the shipping community. Utilizing AI, robotics, intelligent document processing and more cutting-edge technologies, we have managed to significantly improve our responsiveness and overall
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Our team attended the 6th annual WTFC Bridging the Barriers event to cheer on Polaris Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Laura Muir as she accepted the 2023 Mentorship Award! This award highlights the positive impact of strong mentors like Laura in the trucking industry. Setting an example with her unwavering generosity and warmth, Laura has been at the centre of establishing a positive, inclusive work environment at Polaris. She is a guiding force ensuring all
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Polaris is honoured to once again be selected by Inbound Logistics as a Top 100 Trucker! Every year, Inbound Logistics compiles a list of recommended carriers who are proven to have the expertise, assets and capacity to serve their readers’ transportation needs. Our position on this prestigious list reflects our achievements in creating supply chain efficiencies with leading cross border LTL solutions. This recognition highlights our commitment to elevating our client experiences by investing in our
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MISSISSAUGA, ON – Sept 18, 2023 – Polaris Transportation Group is responding to climbing hunger rates in their community with the launch of one of their most ambitious charitable efforts yet, the Polaris Community Care Unit (CCU). Sharing the UN Sustainable Development Goal of achieving Zero Hunger in the future, Polaris’ new initiative is aimed to eliminate food insecurity across the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding communities by helping local food banks, soup kitchens and
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