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Secrets of Best Fleets to Drive For cross-country tour starts next week

TORONTO, Ont. -- Is your company doing what it can to attract and retain drivers? The Best Fleets to Drive for Seminar Series tour starts next week in Western Canada.


TORONTO, Ont. — Is your company doing what it can to attract and retain drivers? The Best Fleets to Drive for Seminar Series tour starts next week in Western Canada.

The half-day seminars, led by CarriersEdge in collaboration with Marsh Canada and sponsored by Kee Human Resources and Truck News,  will be held in cities throughout Canada and will highlight tips and tricks from the US and Canadian fleets which were identified as the best to drive for through the TCA/CarriersEdge Best Fleets to Drive For competition. The program identifies North American for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experiences for company drivers and owner/operators.

“This year, Best Fleets to Drive For saw a huge increase in the number of participating fleets, and the overall quality of programs being offered by those fleets,” said Mark Murrell, president of CarriersEdge. “Novel approaches to compensation and benefits, along with emerging trends in social media and environmental initiatives, showed us that the industry is emerging from the recession with renewed energy and creativity.”

The seminars will be held in Marsh Canada offices across the country. Dates and locations for the tour include: May 10 – Regina, Sask.; May 11 – Saskatoon, Sask.; May 12 – Winnipeg, Man.; May 26 – Montreal, Que.; May 31 – Calgary, Alta.; June 1 – Vancouver, B.C.; June 2 – Edmonton, Alta.; June 7 – London, Ont.; June 8 – Toronto, Ont.; June 9 – Moncton, N.B.; June 14 – Kitchener, Ont.; and June 16 – Ottawa, Ont. 

All seminars will run from 9:00 a.m. till noon, with refreshments provided. Admission is free, but advance registration is required.  To register, contact Judi at 905-530-2430, or visit www.BestFleetsToDriveFor.com.


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1 Comment » for Secrets of Best Fleets to Drive For cross-country tour starts next week
  1. Stephen D James says:

    I’ve been out of trucking for 8 years and coming back into a whole new ball game.I drove Class AZ for 26 years.From Dry Van too Faltbeds before I moved too the UK.(Whole New story, working in a warehouse,”Never Again”) I am back in Ontario and working with a school too get my Class AZ once again. These days,companies are sending all kinds of iniatives to bring the drivers in.Problem is,a lot of the drivers they hire are Old School like myself,at ages of 53 and higher because the industry is about too hit a wall with lack of drivers. The companies are coming out with better pay packages and New Trucks and benifits that 10 years ago, would be unheard off,even those who would like too be Owner Operators with buy- in Insurances plans and Fuel plans and Maintenance Programs that gives a better chance at surviving compared too years gone bye.
    Going,but not gone, are the days when O/O spent hours driving to make payments.Rules Today are making that almost impossible too do,so Trucking companies have too come to a cross road,they themselves must re-evaluate themselves if they want too stay in business as less and less drivers like myself with all the years of experience are becoming fewer and fewer. That means that even I today, will get too pick and choose who I and they feel they would like too work with. New Drivers will come into the industry never seeing the past but in songs and million milers talking about the past.
    Better companies, I bet there are more today than ever, they have too, railways can take a lot off the road if we are not carefull. Trucking Firms, will have too come up with plans too keep the trucking indutry alive into the future. One area they better start is getting Drivers. From what I hear, immigration into Canada and the U.S.A will pick up the loose end from those overseas who would love too drive the Big North American trucks and become Permanent Residence of the Country they are called too.

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