Happier trucking with new payroll system

Carrier makes move to HRIS system for improved reports and tracking
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/16/2008

A century-old “multi-dimensional transportation solutions provider,” Muir’s Cartage is the exclusive carrier for Home Depot, Future Shop and Best Buy, providing transportation across Canada, mostly in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

With a fleet of 100 trucks and a varied staff of 450 that includes drivers, dock workers, mechanics and office workers in Concord, Ont., and Montreal, the company has its share of challenges when it comes to payroll, especially since its employee count has expanded significantly.

“The company’s grown tremendously. A few years ago, quite a few employees were employees of employment agencies, so it was more of an outsourced employee population, and that all changed when (we) brought them in-house,” says Michael Filonienko, manager of HR at Muir’s Cartage. “So that created, obviously, a bigger challenge in payroll, which needed bigger tools.”