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TCA, CarriersEdge seeking ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’ nominations

Bison Transport's Garth Pitzel accepting the Best Fleets to Drive For award

Bison Transport’s Garth Pitzel, second from left, accepts the Best Fleets to Drive For award earlier this year.

For the 10th consecutive year, the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations for the “Best Fleets to Drive For” contest.

To be eligible for the contest, a for-hire fleet must have 10 or more trucks, operate in the U.S. or Canada and be nominated by a trucker. The nomination period runs from Sept. 5 through Oct. 31. Drivers can nominate fleets here.

When a company accepts their driver’s nomination, CarriersEdge will have the fleet complete an electronic questionnaire and phone interview, and management and some drivers will be randomly selected to be surveyed about the company’s workforce environment.

“Building on last year’s insights about driver/office staff communication and the importance of making drivers feel like valued team members, we’re going to be asking specifically how companies keep drivers integrated with the business,” says Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge. “Do they get voicemail or email accounts? Are they able to walk into the main office or are they separated from other employees?”

After the nomination and judging period, the top 20 finalists will be named “Best Fleets to Drive For” and will be announced at the end of January 2018. From the group of 20, the carriers will be divided into small and large fleet categories, and two overall winners will be announced during the TCA Annual Convention in Kissimmee, Fla., March 25-28.

Earlier this year, Bison Transport was named Best Fleet to Drive For in the large fleet category, and Grand Island Express won in the small fleet category.

Bison, Grand Island Express take home top honors in TCA’s Best Fleets program

The Truckload Carriers Association recognized the 20 fleet finalists in its Best Fleets To Drive For contest in partnership with CarriersEdge and awarded two fleets ...

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