Marsh, an insurance broker and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, announced it will renew its commitment to sponsor the Truckload Carriers Association’s Best Overall Fleet for Company Drivers award. The award is part of a contest and survey called Best Fleets to Drive For, an annual evaluation of the best employers in the trucking industry. Nominations made for 2012 currently are being evaluated by CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver training systems that conducts the survey for TCA.
“We are proud to sponsor the Best Overall Fleet for Company Drivers award, as it encourages organizations to improve the safety and overall strength of their fleets,” says Greg St. Croix, senior vice president and national transportation risk focus leader of Marsh Canada. “The award continually sets higher standards for the industry and provides examples of highly effective programs and practices that other companies will hopefully learn from.”
Fleets competing for the award are evaluated against a broad range of criteria reflecting current best practices in benefits, professional development, safety and other areas. The top 20 winners will be named Best Fleets to Drive For and sorted into two categories – those employing company drivers and those that utilize the services of owner-operators. The highest scoring fleet in each of these areas will be singled out for recognition as the overall winner in that category.
“We are grateful to Marsh for making it possible to recognize the number one company for today’s company drivers,” says Gary Salisbury, president and chief executive officer of Fikes Truck Line Inc. of Hope, Ark., and 2011-12 TCA chairman. “There is much that all of us can – and will – learn when that 2012 winner is unveiled.”