The Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For have been announced, and five of them are domiciled in Canada. These include Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Man.; Erb Group, New Hamburg, Ont.; Kriska Holdings, Prescott, Ont.; Liberty Linehaul, Ayr, Ont.; and TransPro Freight Systems, Milton, Ont.

In addition, two Canadian fleets have been named Fleets to Watch: Challenger Motor Freight out of Cambridge, Ont. and Drive Logistics from Windsor, Ont.

This year, grand prize winners from the small and large fleet categories will be announced at the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual conference March 10.

It’s always interesting to note emerging trends as fleets look for creative new ways to attract and retain drivers.

“This year, we saw a large increase in the number of companies with retirement plans that included a company match, like a 401(k),” said Jane Jazrawy, chief executive officer of CarriersEdge, which administers the program. “We also noted that many companies are providing mobile devices to their drivers, often with custom mobile apps to go with them. New for this year, we saw a few fleets offering guaranteed pay for their drivers, similar to the base salary that sales reps or consultants might receive.”

For more information on the competition, visit We’ll have the grand prize winners for you March 10.

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James Menzies is editor of Today's Trucking. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 20 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies.

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