Is Your Fleet The Best? Then Time to Nominate Them

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Canadian fleets could be poised to take home another five of the top 20 slots like they did last time around, or maybe even better, in an annual competition that ranks the best fleets in two-thirds of North America.

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and the company CarriersEdge are encourageing professional truck drivers to nominate their companies as Best Fleets to Drive For, the annual contest and survey that evaluates and identifies employers who provide exceptional workplace environments within the trucking industry.

Simply visit between Sept. 8 and Oct. 3 to make your nomination.

By nominating a fleet, a professional truck driver is acknowledging that there are things about the company’s culture that they like, such as outstanding compensation, safety practices, benefits, equipment, training and more, according to the groups.

If the company accepts the nomination and agrees to participate, the survey then digs deeper into its policies and practices. Ultimately, the survey reveals the innovations that have proven successful in attracting and retaining skilled personnel in the trucking industry.

To be eligible, a for-hire fleet must have 10 or more trucks and operate in the U.S. or Canada. TCA membership is not required.

Participants will answer questions about their current human resources best practices, both electronically and through phone interviews with senior management and a random sampling of their drivers.

The top 20 finishers will be identified as Best Fleets to Drive For and will be announced in January 2016. From this pool, companies will then be divided into both “small” and “large” categories, and two overall winners will be recognized March 6-9, 2016, at the TCA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Although the process of collecting data for the survey can be a bit grueling the first time, I believe that the nomination process validates the great strides that the nominees continue to make,” said TCA Chairman Keith Tuttle, whose company he founded, Motor Carrier Service, LLC, of Northwood, OH, and is one of only three companies to make it into the top 20 for five years in a row. “There is great value for the carriers whose drivers recommend them, whether they ultimately win one of the two overall categories or not. Self-assessment is a priceless way to help you learn, grow, and ultimately improve your operations.”

In mid-October, companies that have been nominated, or believe they will be nominated, and are considering participating are invited to learn more about the survey requirements through a free webinar.

Read about who took home the 2015 honors


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