ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge have opened the nomination process for the third annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.
The program allows drivers and owner/operators to evaluate the company for which they drive. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 31 at www.BestFleetsToDriveFor.com with the winners to be recognized at the annual TCA convention in March.
In addition to rewarding the carriers that offer the best working environments for drivers and O/Os, the program also reveals best practices and success stories that are then shared throughout the industry.
“Best Fleets to Drive For promotes the positives. It shows that there are a lot of good opportunities available right now in trucking,” said John Kaburick, chairman of TCA and president of Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company, Salem, Ill. “When people who haven’t previously considered a trucking career learn that carriers are offering unique bonus systems or perks like gym memberships, that could be just the incentive they need to give those companies – and the trucking industry in general – more serious consideration.”
Canadian carriers have traditionally done well quite in the contest. This year, seven of 17 winners came from Canada, including: Bison Transport; Brian Kurtz Trucking; Laidlaw Carriers Van; MacKinnon Transport; MSM Transportation; Shulist Trucking; and Yanke Group of Companies.
“Being listed as a Best Fleet to Drive For has a cascading effect,” said Mark Murrell, president of CarriersEdge. “Companies represented in the survey get a lot of positive P.R., which results in more drivers wanting to work for them. Other carriers want the same competitive advantage, so they strive to implement similar or better features within their own companies. The end result is an improved trucking industry for everyone concerned.”
The survey is open to drivers working for all for-hire trucking companies with 10 trucks or more. The nomination must originate from one or more drivers and/or owner/operators.
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