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Southland Transportation Hiring for Back to School Season

Safely Home initiative at the foundation of this family-focused company

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/14 -- Southland Transportation Ltd. (Southland), a Calgary-based, family-owned company, is getting ready for the back to school rush and is looking for passionate, safety-focused individuals to join its team.

In addition to its comprehensive training program, competitive wages and part-time work hours, at the core of Southland's business model is a deep conviction for safety. The company recently launched its Safely Home initiative - a comprehensive commitment to safety in everything it does. It is a focus on the safety of its employees, passengers, communities it works in, as well as other individuals on the road. Not only is the promise the first of Southland's Core Values, but it is rightfully backed by all of its employees. In the most recent annual Safety Perception Survey, 98 per cent of respondents agree that safety is always a priority on the job.

"Southland has provided me with a job that I enjoy coming to everyday," stated Brock Smith, a Southland Transportation bus driver. "I am able to work with a great team, help children get to and from school safely and use the rest of my day to spend time with my family.

"We employ a talented group of people who share our commitment to safety," said Chris Castellarin, General Manager of Southland Transportation. "Southland is always looking for individuals who understand our Core Values and we offer a stable work environment with the opportunity to grow and develop both as an employee and individual."

Employees at Southland have a unique work environment with evenings, weekends and school holidays off. The perfect position for individuals of all ages, Southland offers personalized training, possibility for benefits and growth and development within the organization.

To learn more about joining the Southland team, please visit www.southland.ca.

About Southland Transportation Ltd.

Southland Transportation Ltd. is committed to safety and service in the people transportation business. Southland operates school, charter, commuter and specialized transportation buses throughout Alberta and in Saskatchewan.

Southland's reputation for leadership and quality comes from the integrity and dedication of talented staff. It was the first school bus company in Canada to have its training program nationally recognized and certified by the Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada and is a proud member of the Student Transportation Association of Saskatchewan, Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council, Alberta School Bus Contractors Association and Partners in Compliance. Southland has won the annual Consumer Choice Award since 2008.

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