Secrets of Best Fleets to Drive For to be shared at free seminars, Webinars

by Truck News

MARKHAM, Ont. — What does it take to be named one of North America’s Best Fleets to Drive For? CarriersEdge has the answers, and will be sharing them through a series of free seminars and Webinars.

As administrators of the Truckload Carriers Association’s wildly popular Best Fleets to Drive For program, CarriersEdge conducts thousands of driver interviews and dozens of interviews with nominated carriers each year. Through this process it collects best practices from nominated fleets and gains a better understanding into what drivers are looking for from their carriers.

Those revelations will be shared through the 2015 Best Fleets to Drive For seminar series, which is sponsored in part by Truck News.

Topics to be covered during this year’s seminars include:

  • Developments in compensation and benefits
  • How Operations is improving the driver experience
  • The new normal in performance management
  • What the Best Fleets are working on next

“This year’s Best Fleets really surprised us with the different programs they offered their drivers”, said Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge. “These companies are demonstrating fantastic creativity to address the driver shortage head on, and with three fleets that have now made the list for five consecutive years, we have a lot to talk about.”

In past years the seminar series was held throughout Canada but given the geographic scope of this country, it was impossible to bring the message to all interested companies.

“In the past, we’ve had a single date in each city and if people couldn’t make it on that date they were out of luck,” said Mark Murrell, vice-president, sales and marketing for CarriersEdge. “As well, participants often come to multiple different sessions, ensuring they don’t miss any of the information. By moving some of these dates online, we can provide more scheduling options for everyone, and make it easier for people who want to attend multiple sessions.”

The live seminars will run from 9 a.m. till noon and will include refreshments. The Webinars will go from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. Admission is free but advance registration is required. You can call Thomas at 905-530-2430 or e-mail to register. Venues and sponsors will be announced soon. Here are the dates:

  • May 26 – Webinar
  • May 28 – Webinar
  • June 2 – Toronto, Ont.
  • June 4 – Moncton, N.B.
  • June 10 – Webinar


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