Twenty fleets have been recognized by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge as the 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For.
TCA says the 20 for-hire trucking companies are being recognized for having “exemplary work environments” for their truck drivers and other employees.
To be considered for the program, fleets with 10 or more trucks had to have been nominated from at least one of their company drivers or owner-operators. Interviews with human resources departments and executives of the nominated fleets, as well as driver feedback, were used by the two groups to determine this year’s list.
Two fleets on this year’s list – FTC Transportation and Halvor Lines – are appearing on the list for the fifth consecutive year.
At TCA’s annual convention in Nashville, Tenn., on March 26-29, two overall winners from the list below will be announced as Best Fleets to Drive For for small fleet and large fleet categories. Last year, FTC Transportation won the award in the small fleet category, while Bison Transport won in the large fleet category.
This year’s 20 Best Fleets to Drive For are:
•Bison Transport – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
•Boyle Transportation – Billerica, Mass.
•Central Oregon Trucking Company – Redmond, Ore.
•Challenger Motor Freight – Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
•Fremont Contract Carriers – Fremont, Neb.
•FTC Transportation – Oklahoma City, Okla.
•Garner Trucking – Findlay, Ohio
•Grand Island Express – Grand Island, Neb.
•Halvor Lines – Superior, Wis.
•Interstate Distributor Co. – Tacoma, Wash.
•Kriska Holdings – Prescott, Ontario, Canada
•Landstar System – Jacksonville, Fla.
•Maverick Transportation – North Little Rock, Ark.
•Motor Carrier Service – Northwood, Ohio
•Nussbaum Transportation – Hudson, Ill.
•ONE For Freight – Milton, Ontario, Canada
•Prime Inc. – Springfield, Mo.
•Smokey Point Distributing – Arlington, Wash.
•TLD Logistics Services – Knoxville, Tenn.
•TransPro Freight Systems – Milton, Ontario, Canada
Additionally, five other carriers were named “Fleets to Watch” honorable mentions:
•Crete Carrier Corp. – Lincoln, Neb.
•Hirschbach Motor Lines – Dubuque, Iowa
•Kroon Brothers Transport – Hanover, Penn.
•Paper Transport – De Pere, Wis.
•Transport Corporation of America – Eagan, Minn.