The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge encourage professional truck drivers and independent contractors to nominate their companies as Best Fleets to Drive For®.
The annual contest and survey, now in its 12th year, evaluates and identifies those employers who provide exceptional workplace environments within the trucking industry. Visit www.BestFleetsToDriveFor.com between September 3 and October 31, 2019, to make your nomination for this prestigious title.
By nominating a fleet, a professional truck driver is recognizing the things about the company’s culture that he/she likes, such as outstanding compensation, safety practices, benefits, equipment, training, etc. If the company accepts the nomination and agrees to participate, the survey then digs deeper into its policies and practices, bringing to light the things it does that are innovative and/or successful.
To be eligible, a fleet must operate 10 or more tractor-trailers in the U.S. or Canada. TCA membership is not required. Participants will answer questions about their current human resources 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 2020. From this pool, companies will then be divided into both “small” and “large” categories, and two overall winners will be selected.
According to CarriersEdge Chief Executive Officer Jane Jazrawy, “Every year we update the questionnaire to reflect changes in the industry. This year, we’re going to be digging deeper into the ways fleets manage their operations and scheduling, and how that factors into performance management and work / life balance.”
“I continue to be amazed by the Best Fleets to Drive For winners,” said TCA President John Lyboldt. “By setting such high standards for their own businesses, these carriers influence the entire industry to provide a better working environment for all employees. I look forward to seeing the innovative practices highlighted through this year’s competition.”
The two overall winners will be recognized March 1-3, 2020, at the TCA Annual Convention in Kissimmee, Florida.
In late-October, companies that have been nominated (or believe they will be nominated) and are considering participating are invited to learn more about the program requirements through a free, interactive webinar. More details will be released as they are finalized, but the event will outline the questions that surveyors will ask, data requirements, and methods for collecting better information more easily.
To view best practices from last year’s program as well as profiles of the overall winners, visit www.BestFleetsToDriveFor.com. Follow along with the contest on social media by searching the hashtag #BestFleets20.
To view the program’s Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/BestFleetsToDriveFor.